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Old 08-06-2019, 02:32 PM
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Star Gazing

Stargazing imprimatura wash in vine black. Erased while wet with brushes, baby wipes and mostly fingers. All values are too dark to start with so when dry I will scumble all with white to lighten. 55x95cm. Oil on canvas.



Then I needed a layer to lighten. titanium + zinc white plus aluminum hydrate (like chalk or marble dust - to make more transparent without using tons of oil medium - I used walnut and as much alum hydrate as it would hold).



I still need my white stars. I will probably add another whole lightening layer before moving to color. The boy will be in thick paint, the background in glazes.
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Old 08-06-2019, 10:06 PM
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Re: Star Gazing

It's beautiful.I don't understand what you're doing but it's something I need in my paintings because that's how I start mine.
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Old 08-07-2019, 04:12 AM
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It's beautiful.I don't understand what you're doing but it's something I need in my paintings because that's how I start mine.

I don't understand what I am doing either.
I should have made the original wash much lighter, then I wouldn't of had the problem of having to lighten it so much. Oh well, at least it gives me the opportunity of improving upon my original wash.
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Old 08-07-2019, 08:11 PM
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Re: Star Gazing

A fun direction! You could create some interesting figures/symbols/things with some of those shapes-
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Old 08-16-2019, 11:30 AM
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Re: Star Gazing

1st color layer in the boy. My values are way off, left side of face needs to be darker. Flesh tones look too saturated but that will change tremendously when I add the background colors - then suddenly he will look totally dull and washed out.

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Going to be great Allison....oh yeah!
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Old 08-19-2019, 08:10 PM
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Re: Star Gazing

Like your composition. But I think u should skip the grisaille part n go for the “straight” painting phase in a direct manner, so it will looks fresh. Anyway it is looking great after all .
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Old 08-20-2019, 01:07 PM
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Re: Star Gazing

Your dead layer is lovely and made me imagine even the color version might be a night scene. I remember from somewhere that the dead layer is supposed to give some kind of moon glow? The skin tones on the chin and below are really good.
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Old 08-20-2019, 03:39 PM
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Re: Star Gazing

Added background. It is obviously no longer a starry night scene. So I need a new title. Looks like tie-dye to me. Suggestions?

Not sure I should leave the overly saturated background. I could drastically lighten and smoke the whole background, make it more like pastels. Or I could put black glazes overall to darken the background even more. Not really sure what I will do. I think it depends on how I paint the next layer of flesh.

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