First Painting For 2017

After 9 days and about 18 hours of work on this painting I’m finished with it. My first painting for 2017 and I’m very happy with how it turned out.

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Close To Finished

I worked on the legs and feet today and I’m very close to finished. I could of continued on but I decided to let it go another day.

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Painting Hands

Well, I thought I was close to finished with this painting until I started painting hands. I spent two hours on just the hands today and it was well worth it.

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Getting Closer

Working slowly every day on this painting I’m getting closer to completion. I’m not sure why I decided to go into detail with this painting but it is very rewarding.

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Flake White For Figure

Previously I have admonished flake white for being too expensive and not worth the price. That is until I decided to use it on this figure and test my claim.

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Arm Done

I focused on nothing but painting the arm of the figure today. Now that I have the arm done it is time to work my way around the whole body.

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Just Not Working

Ever have a painting session where nothing you do seems to go well. I spent two hours on this painting today and everything I put down was just not working and I didn’t have a clue why.

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Initial Block-in, Taking My Time

I spent two hours on the initial block-in stage for this figure painting. I’m taking my time with this one.

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Focus on Surface

After yesterdays painting and its difficulties with detail I decided to attempt high detail with this painting. I began with the painting surface and spent a lot of time sanding it smooth.

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  • Work: 1202
  • Size: 11" x 15"
  • Medium: Oil on Paper
  • Sessions: 9
  • Start date: 12/24/2016
  • End date: 1/1/2017