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Old 05-10-2013, 01:10 PM
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Re: P.A.L. (Paint-a-Long): Edges, lost and found, hard and soft....

I told myself that I would go slowly... since I should be cleaning, or packing...or something. I did do a preliminary 'sketch'/painting on the back of an old 12x12 piece of paper...

I so tend to just jump right in (which probably shows), but I am going to try and slow myself down. I know...all of you are laughing...I am too....



I drew the objects loosely in black water color pencil...then grabbed a 2" brush and filled in some black on the left and in the shadows, and van dyke brown for the next darker. I took the ref photo, and looked at it in grayscale...then used my program to posterize it...and just started painting in a few colors, using cheap paints (orange, yellow, and flesh colored) just to give an idea of shapes. Amazingly...I almost like it as it is...hopefully the one I do on canvas works as well!
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