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Thursday, September 20, 2012
Mug Shots 66 and 67 RT
These two were done about a week apart, the top one done today. I think his face is really as long as it is in the lower one, but I couldn't make my brain do it on a shorter panel. I did use much much more pigment in the top one though -- I think it doesn't show so much in these photographs. I made lots of batches of paint with the palette knife, so first I studied the photo carefully to see what areas could be generalized for color and then made it. I think this keeps the paint cleaner and more pure. Also, my brush work was better in the top one, I'm getting better at making the shape of the color fit the plane of the face. Top one is better I think.