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Old 06-13-2019, 7:03pm   #1
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Default Suddenly I started painting

I have not painted or drawn anything since college (BFA - Fine Arts) - at least 35 years.

First I did a series of three of my friends working from photos.

Now I'm doing my fourth - a nude based on a sketch of a live model - in 1953 by the wife's aunt.

I built up the background with a really dark brown/green then created a lighter and lighter splotch in a lighter, more yellowish highlight. Then I sprayed gold pearl lacquer over that highlight. You can see it in the first picture pretty clearly.

Then I painted a base coat - next comes detail. She has tiny nipples.

I'm pretty good at drawing from another sketch. Painting is an adventure of screwing up.
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Those are really good!
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A bit more refinement tonight.
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Is that pic you trying out a VJ type of thing?
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Better than I can do. Good job.
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The musicians are quite "alive" and really successful. The nude was better before round two, I think.
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The musicians are quite "alive" and really successful. The nude was better before round two, I think.
Thatís just an under painting. Lots more layers to add. Havenít even started face and hands
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More refinement. Face starting to emerge. Hand is a mess. Nipples look good.
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Nipples look good.
Now all you have to do is wire some lights on them and the cargo bay.
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Now all you have to do is wire some lights on them and the cargo bay.
That is a damn good idea. I donít like the painting so far. Itís pretty boring. It needs something.

Thatís what I find interesting about the process. It is layer after layer, wiping out what was there, adding, subtracting, pushing, pulling, blending. I donít know what the end result will be nor when it will be ďdoneĒ.

But I do know if I keep working it, it will be something. Itís infinitley malleable.
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Finished product.
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You've got more talent than I've got.
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You've got more talent than I've got.
Talent, schmallent. Just learned behavior and lots of practice. Years ago, I had to take life drawing for three years in college. A full year studying and drawing bones amd skeletons. Then live models.

I find it fascinating that those skills still persist. Even without touching a brush or canvas for 30 years. Iím surprised at the outcome.

But hereís the real trick. I kept looking at the painting thinking how boring it was. Iíve been taking pictures every session.

I took those pictures and layered them in photoshop using different layer modes.

Flattened the thing, did a little touch up on the background (removed some paint splatter) and thought ďthatís it. Done.Ē

Although I may shorten the nose and get the face better. Nose is too long.

Iíll have it printed on canvas.
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