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Saturday, June 11, 2011
Purifying Mask On Green
First, thank you everyone for such funny and kind comments on the last painting. I had this brainstorm that if I whited up my face it might be easier to see the planes of values, which it was, except I couldn't or didn't get the mask stuff on evenly enough to keep my skin from showing through in some places, which made for warm ruddy areas next to cool whites -aaaugh! In this one (I was out on the back porch trying to keep the neighbors from seeing me in whiteface and my underwear) there was an interesting slice of bright light that made it around the porch post and hit the side of the face, so there was an opportunity to find the brightest white possible. A good exercise in whites.