Patrick: The Other Arm

It’s become extremely apparent to me that a multitude of paint layers is a much more exciting way to render skin.

There is a depth and body to the layering process that far surpasses a wet in wet approach. Of course this is subjective and it would be impossible for any readers to understand what I mean here as the photographs of this painting, and the complexity of digital devices, end up turning my painting into a sad blob of color. It needs to be seen in person to understand but basically my feeling lean towards working the surface with many layers of not just glazes but opaque paint also.

Next session with Patrick I need to check the drawing of the arm on the left before continuing.

Session Details

  • Session: 2464
  • Work: 1575
  • Width: 30"
  • Height: 47"
  • Medium: Oil
  • Location: Home
  • Art Time: 1.5
  • Creative Time:



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Christopher Beaven

Christopher 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."

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