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26 March 2013 @ 01:37 pm
Finished the final for oil painting!  

My final for oil painting is done.  Well, at least as done as it will be before the final critique on Thursday. The blue bodice looks really blotchy, so it would almost certainly benefit from another coat or two of blue paint, but it's such a hassle to paint around the stars that I will most likely end up leaving it as it is.  In the future, when I paint areas like that I think I'll put the background color down in a solid block, so that it's easier to get an even surface, and then paint the stars on top.  It'll be extra work, because I'll have to do multiple coats of white paint instead of the single one here, but it'll look much better.

I'm also not happy with the shading on her right arm.  I might have to re-do some of that, too.

The drapery of the fabric she's lying on photographs well, but when you actually see the painting the brown underpainting shows through the navy blue since it is so transparent.
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helens_daughterhelens_daughter on April 15th, 2013 06:26 am (UTC)
There's nothing wrong with her right arm. I think it looks fine.

Can't you use frisket with oil painting? That way you wouldn't have to use multiple coats of white on the stars.
Suzik00kaburra on April 15th, 2013 03:18 pm (UTC)
I never thought of that. The teacher never mentioned it as an option, but that would make things so much easier. I'll look into it.