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I have another practice painting to post! This is the same self portrait of myself that I did monochromatically, but this time, I am using colored glazes to build up the painting. I started on a white gessoed board, and put in the darks with a thin layer of fairly dry raw umber, kind of like a sketch. Then I worked on top of that with thin, liquin heavy glazes of other browns, oranges, pinks, and purples to build up the portrait in a matter of hours.

At the time, I did not have any small brushes, so the result is a very fuzzy painting. I was working with a rag as well, primarily to wipe away paint, but because I had nothing to paint my smaller features with, I used my fingernail through a T-shirt rag dipped in paint to get my hazy eyelashes and teeth.

I have smaller brushes now. And the painting that I am working on now will be every bit as detailed as my acrylic and watercolor paintings. That being said, I am pretty happy with how this piece turned out. Its a cool effect, and it is practice, after all. This is the time to experiment.


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