Today’s session was all about experimentation, I know the painting doesn’t look like it changed much though.

I worked mainly in the shadow area with a medium that I have had laying around for a long while. Neo-melgilp by Gamblin. I’m trying to achieve a noticeable amount of transparency in the shadow areas and in the light areas of the skin eventually.

So far I’m not very convinced that what I’m doing is making any difference at all. But at the same time I’m getting a lot of glare on the painting so maybe I will see the difference after a few more sessions and a lot more layers.

In The Bend: Session 9
In The Bend: Session 9
In The Bend: Session 9, setup


  • Session: 1749
  • Work: 1341
  • Width: 22"
  • Height: 15"
  • Medium: Oil
  • Location: Home
  • Art Time: 1
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Chris Beaven

I am an Artist and a programmer currently living in the amazing state of Washington. I have a passion for art, but I'm stubborn as hell with it. My day is complete only when I do some piece of art each day, no matter how small. "There was a dream that was Rome. You could only whisper it. Anything more than a whisper and it would vanish, it was so fragile."