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Old 06-26-2011, 02:02 PM
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Copying Thayer's Angel

So I am starting this project as another learning opportunity as well as to a gift for a friend colleague.

The original is seen here:

http://www.paintinghere.com/UploadPi.../big/Angel.jpg

After some research I decided to lay the ground first with Winsor Newton Griffin Alkyd paint, I think it dries faster and is better than acrylic paints. So far Im just trying to brush a thin and even layer of paint. 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 beginners.

Sorry that right now she looks like a redhead, but I think that is attractive too...

WIP, stay tuned.

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Old 06-27-2011, 03:32 AM
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Update after a few hours

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A lovely one to copy, your friend will be very pleased.
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Old 03-25-2012, 11:46 PM
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Re: Copying Thayer's Angel

Progress

I finished painting with Alkyd paints and after two days they were dry. Now I begin to cover the canvas with oil paints. This is what I got so far. Time to let the oil paints dry for a while before painting another layer.





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Re: Copying Thayer's Angel

Looking good!
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Now I began 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.

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I spent the whole afternoon painting the face, trying to close to the original. WIP

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Progress updated progress... Canvas size 20" x 16"

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This is really beautiful, and a great way to learn new methods and have fun.
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