Tuesday, December 15, 2009

"The Chanel Sisters" 6"x6" oil on canvas

At first I thought this was going to be simple but it took twice as long to do.   Some of you know my process but for those that don't, here it is.   First, I take about 10 minutes and sketch in the composition with a medium grey paint.   When I paint these daily paintings I try to make my first stroke of paint my last.  In other words, I try to lay down the correct color/value of paint on each paint stroke so I don't have to go over it again and adjust.   It makes coming up with the correct color/value the challenge.   Usually this can shorten the amount of time spent but not today.
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