Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Painting Update...2 Models on Gessoed Surface


I have added another layer or two to this painting. I think that it is almost done. The darker backgraound has created that sense of intimacy I was looking for, but I feel like the skin on both girls could be warmed up a bit more.
I have been using Nupastel to define lines and highlights, and matt medium to lay in transparent glazes of colors - usually the colors are transparent themselves - such as sap green or alizarin crimson, but the last layer I was using a pinkish magenta and a baby blue to create the lavender, which was more opaque, even with the medium mixed in.
All of the texture of the original gessoed layer still shows thru - even more so now that some of the glaze has settled into the crevices. I think it's almost done!
See gesture drawings from this session here
And the previous stages of the painting here

5 comments:

Harold Feddersen said...

WOW! This is so much more dramatic than the last pictures of it. Very, very nice. I just got introduced to NuPastels and they are great (not my strength at all, but awesome).

Thank you for sharing both your pieces and your knowledge. I really enjoy your blog.

peace,
harold

Tina said...

I really like the atmosphere you have achieved here. You have me inspired to try a similar process.

ArtSnark said...

looks great!Nice ambiance

krystyna81 said...

thanks for the kind words...if I work on the skin tone I will post again :)

Queen*B Studio said...

This is absolutely beautiful work!

*Dawn