Friday, November 12, 2010

Starting a granddaughter, Ava Dawn...12"x 9" oil on linen

Time to switch gears, subject-wise...for a moment, as I've been wanting to paint another granddaughter as a gift to my wife for her wall.  This is Ava Dawn...loves dance...and no fear of crowds!

I began with a brownish tone, used a rag to wipe out basics of face...then mixed up a midvalue flesh color/tone.  I cover the whole of the face area with this midvalue color/tone, then paint lights and darks into it...


I painted that over the wiped out area..the wet into wet painted darks and lighter values directly.

Wish I would have had time tonight...but, this does go rather quickly. 

smaller view of the whole image-

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