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Old 02-11-2012, 04:15 PM
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I've been very impressed following your progress with this piece. Your attention to detail is unquestionably good and your technique and capture of expression is equally amazing! Thanks for gracing us with this well done work.

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Thank you Paul. I am humbled. Thank you.
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Great values and proportion. Nice job!
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Wonderfully done.. Captured the expression as such.. One question for you.. Why underpainting in violet? Any specific or technical reason behind it?..Want to project the violet tone after further layers?
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Old 02-26-2012, 12:41 AM
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TMcD - Thank you!

Docsaro - Thanks! On the underpainting... I first saw purple under painting done in watercolour portraiture to bring colour into the shadows. I forget the name of the artist at the moment but it was a woman here. I'll get the link for you if you like. I've done maybe around 10 portraits or so in that method in watercolour. When I switched back to working in oils I just decided to continue with the purple.

I've lived with the question "what the heck is the purpose of an under painting" for years. I found lots of techniques but no one really made the purpose clear to me.... until.... much later. Well, now I know the under painting serves as the base beneath layers of glazed paint. I did start off each of my recent paintings intending to glaze them but now working on the under painting for the third I'm telling myself... who am I kidding. I'm not going to glaze this. I might start of with a glaze but I'll go right back to opaque paint very quickly. I tell myself that purple is keeping my colours in harmony, but I'm not really sure how much really shows through. I do use purple when I mix flesh. (Another question few seem willing to answer.. how do you mix flesh.)

I do use the under painting to hopefully sort out my tones. I have difficulty deciding tones when I'm painting in colour. I probably get them wrong in the end anyway.

Hope this provides some answers for you. Again, if you want that link I'll be happy to find it.
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Stunning! What a wonderful work! Thank's for showing.
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This turned out beautifully. I really applaud your mastery of this. Lovely.
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Alfred....Ozi... THANK YOU!!!
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Lovely
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Old 03-04-2012, 12:01 PM
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OMG! It's brilliant, Teresa! Well done, Lady!

Would you mind if I copied this thread to Portraiture?
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Andy, thank you!

Dana, thanks to you too! Yes, please feel to copy the thread. I would be honored.
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Old 03-26-2012, 06:38 AM
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T. I have a watercolour painting book in which the author underpaints all her works with purple, both cool and warm mixtures, it makes the work glow, as it has done with your portrait. I can't find the book just now or i would tell you the title!

Also, I have some dvds by Tamara Geddes who underpaints portraits in purple too.

Beautiful work!
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