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Old 06-26-2011, 02:05 PM
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X-post: Thayer's Angel

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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Re: X-post: Thayer's Angel

looks to be coming along nicely, i can't wait to see the finished project
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Old 06-27-2011, 03:33 AM
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Ok, speedy update late at night!

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Re: X-post: Thayer's Angel

I can't wait to see the progression on this! She is beautiful already!
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Re: X-post: Thayer's Angel

My angel is back in action now!









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Updated

the head

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Old 03-25-2012, 11:43 PM
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Progress again

I'll let it dry for some time before continue again.





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Re: X-post: Thayer's Angel

Nicely done it is beautiful work
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very soft. Love the dark hair in comparison to the rest. Love the lips and the shadow under her neck. wonderful
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Re: X-post: Thayer's Angel

Update of WIP.

I started to use Rembrandt oil colors to cover most of the Alkyd paint layer done previously. The goal now is to match with the original as close as possible in tones and colors. The ghostly skin tones of Thayer's figures are hard to capture...

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I started painting the face... will continue next time (next weekend).

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Updated progress... the haunted ghost of Thayer. Canvas size 20" x 16"

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