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Old 01-30-2013, 02:27 PM
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Red Dirt Legend (WIP)

Hello WC friends. I'm working on a 48"x60" oil painting of Brandon Jenkins "Red Dirt Legend". He is one of my favorite red dirt country artists. A close friend of mine is his cousin, and he hooked me up with Brandon for photo shoot to reference for this painting. I took about a dozen pics and I'm referencing 3 for this piece. Brandon is a super nice guy, very down to earth.
My pallet for mixing the flesh tones. Red, blue, yellow, brown, white...






Messy studio shot...










This is where I'm at now, next up for me is his arm tattoos...
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Wow! Impressive! Can't wait to see the finished painting! Do you always work this large for portraits?
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Re: Red Dirt Legend (WIP)

Great work so far, love the progression shots. You seem to get great coverage with 1 layer of paint, but it doesn't look like it's applied thickly; I rarely see this quality of work without painting in layers. Superb!
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Love it, fantastic work.
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Re: Red Dirt Legend (WIP)

Thanks Bellaskye, This is my first painting of this size. I have done one 36"x48" before, but most previous work isn't large scale.

Alan, thanks for the kind words! I will be adding layers, and I have applied a few as I go. The paint is not very thick at this point, I will build it up some later on.
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Re: Red Dirt Legend (WIP)

gotta love that red dirt! i am in shock by how realll that looks. i just got into the finearts again and didn't realize this kind of detail was even possible. glad your reppin Oklahoma very well!... i just moved from OKC in November.
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gotta love that red dirt! i am in shock by how realll that looks. i just got into the finearts again and didn't realize this kind of detail was even possible. glad your reppin Oklahoma very well!... i just moved from OKC in November.

Thanks Adam, welcome to Wet Canvas, glad you're back into art...
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Re: Red Dirt Legend (WIP)

Showing us a step by step is so helpful.

but I was not expecting that beard! (have no idea who this person is, I am a classical music guy) I love the way you rendered it.

Thanx so much for showing this to us

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Love the progression photos. As I type this I keep scrolling back to the top to look at them again. This is soo good
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That is incredible. The figure looks so real against the blue background. I also noticed the unicursal hexagram he's wearing at the neck and wonder if he's a Thelemite.
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Thanks freesail, Greggo, Terry Lynn, burntlight, I'm pretty sure he is a Thelemite...
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Re: Red Dirt Legend (WIP)

Do what thou wilt shall be the whole of the Law!

how great that natural law works in art as well, no?


Excellent work. Astounding. I'm very interested in how you progress across the canvas, seemingly finishing as you go! wow. ( i would love to see a timelapse vid of your work!)
Keep it up!

93s!

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Coy, absolute killer painting!

If ya ever get the chance show that painting of Jimi
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Thanks Abrahadabra.

Coastal, here ya go...
A bit of a glare sorry.
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Wowzers

Great work!

Thanks for posting
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