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Old 06-26-2011, 02:05 PM
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So I am starting this project as another learning opportunity as well as to make a gift for a friend colleague.

The original is seen here:

http://www.paintinghere.com/UploadPic/Abbott%20Handerson%20Thayer/big/Angel.jpg

After some research I decided to lay the ground first with Winsor Newton Griffin Alkyd paints, I think it dries faster and is better than acrylic paints. So far Im just trying to brush a thin and even layer. Since this is no longer digital painting the method would have to change a bit and general color block-in happens first. I skip drawing phase although it would be recommended for some others.

Sorry that right now she looks like a redhead, but I think that is attractive too...

WIP, stay tuned.

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Old 06-27-2011, 03:31 AM
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Quick update

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Re: X-post: Thayer's Angel

Looking good pulling up a chair for this one!
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Updates! WIP









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Re: X-post: Thayer's Angel

Wow, that's coming along very beautifully.

Barbara at "It's About Time" has posted that painting several times, and every time I see it I'm impressed.
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Re: X-post: Thayer's Angel

Cool, I'll check it out, thanks Humphrey!

After a day, the alkyd paints are already dried, and now moving on to oil paints.

the head

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Re: X-post: Thayer's Angel

Progress

I am not happy. So I painted and painted with wet oil paints without oil medium (paint dry at first, right??) until she looks now reasonably OK to me.

Guess now is a good time to let it dry for some time again.





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Well done! Thanks for showing the process
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Update: I used Rembrandt oil colors to cover almost all the Alkyd paint layer previously. The goal is not about shapes but color match to the original.

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I spent the whole afternoon painting the face, finally get a bit close to the original. WIP

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Updated progress... I switched to lead white.

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