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Old 02-12-2019, 10:32 AM
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A Woman in the Blue Dress

I heard about painting with green on the face so I took a chance. I think it turned out well. A lot more realistic looking than having bue over the eyes.
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This is a pastel painting using pan pastels. I started with orange and covered it with a red tint. Then I put green over the eyes and on the side planes. Then covered with raw sienna shade so that it was not so very green. I had neve used green berore but am impressed at how realistic the face can become when using. green. Anyone else used green ? Would like to hear from you.
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Old 02-12-2019, 11:03 AM
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Re: A Woman in the Blue Dress

I would never have thought to use green. It gives an interesting result.
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Re: A Woman in the Blue Dress

It's quite a well known technique to heighten flesh tones. It does give the face depth. You've got quite a nice portrait here with an engaging gaze in spite of some drawing issues.
You can afford to be even bolder with your greens. This is a portrait of two sisters I posted on WetCanvas years ago.......

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Old 02-15-2019, 11:22 AM
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Re: A Woman in the Blue Dress

Thanks for the comments. Yes I think I need to be a little bolder with colours. Using various colours gives a painting a painterly quality. I hate portraits that looks like photographs.
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