I find myself running out of things to write about as this painting is progressing slowly.

As I work through this painting a little bit at a time I’m thinking about texture. Well, I’m thinking about a lot of things, but in addition to drawing, value and color I’m also considering texture. When I move from skin to hair I use the brush in different ways making different types of strokes to try and get the transition in textures.

It’s very challenging for some textures especially the shirt in this painting as it is a very tight corduroy striped texture and I’m going to have to try several techniques to try and reproduce it without painting every line.

Living Room: Texture
Living Room: Texture
Living Room: Texture, detail
Living Room: Texture, setup


  • Session: 1866
  • Work: 1360
  • Width: 20"
  • Height: 30"
  • 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."