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Old 03-26-2012, 09:10 AM
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The red dress

This painting is done on stretched canvas 60x80 cm. I tried something like "grisaille". I don't paint the skin colors because I'm afraid of them. Maybe it's a kind of personal note. Please give me c+c. (I need it!)

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Old 03-26-2012, 11:56 AM
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Re: The red dress

I like the design of this Brigitte - and the diagonal of the floor to the background. The red dress is also well designed.

Now - red is a challenging hue to sort out because it's values are quite similar. Reds close to you may be more chromatic ( saturated) and those turning away from the light will cool off - toward violet /cool browns and grey-reds. If the light is warm - the reds moving closer to the light will get warmer - more orange/yellow (but still red). This may not make a ton of sense but that is what happens.

Skin tones are not so scary but you have to try them.. a LOT ( this = practice) maybe - if this painting is feeling precious, you do a practice section on another piece of canvas ? Basic caucasian skin-tones are a low-saturated yellow-red that is not as bright as we think..

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Old 03-26-2012, 12:47 PM
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Re: The red dress

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This painting is done on stretched canvas 60x80 cm. I tried something like "grisaille". I don't paint the skin colors because I'm afraid of them. Maybe it's a kind of personal note. Please give me c+c. (I need it!)

bye Brigitte

Koksie, how about doing a green underpainting for the skin? Wetcanvas has a tutorial about it somewhere, and it works beautifully for realistic white skin.
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Re: The red dress

Beautiful! I like the strong color
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