In this quick post, I will show you the stages of “Anticipation” painting.
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Session1: A quick basic pencil sketch directly on the canvas
Session2: I started defining light and shadow values with Vandyke Brown oil paint diluted with turpentine solvent
Session3: I also mixed a bit of Ivory black with Vandyke brown to define the darkest values
Session4: I tend to start a layer of grayish under-painting to get a sense of what I’m painting!
Session5: I spent some time thinking deeply of what color combination to use, I ended up mixing colors that are close to the natural skin tone for this session…
Session6: worked on the background, I decided to paint shapes that resemble the mosaic. The right side will be a combination of bright colors as a representation of light (or optimism feeling), while the left side is contrasting dark earthy colors as a representation of shadow (or sadness, anxiety feeling)
I added a layer of the transparent Lemon Yellow Hue oil paint over the women’s face. I also worked on the background by adding another layer of similar colors to add depth. This is the final version of the painting.
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