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Commission Portrait Oil Painting – Creating Texture

Below is what the work looks like after some  another long focused session. Painterly brush strokes, bold colors and texture were  added to the dress.  I also worked on many other areas of the painting as well.

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By the way, below is a PHOTOGRAPH of the beautiful Adriana. Do you think I captured a good likeness of her?

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PHOTOGRAPH of Ardriana

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Portrait Painting (Continued)

If you compare the below painting with the previous stage, you will notice that I completely repainted the dress with a focus on values (meaning light and dark relationships). It is very difficult to read values correctly with saturated paint colors like the reds in this dress. One can easily get caught up in the excitement of the colors and paint the light and dark relationships wrong. It’s all part of the process.  When the paint dries, and after a good night’s sleep and a fresh cup of coffee, it’s always easy to spot areas that can be improved upon. I suppose I could spend a lifetime on one painting.

I also painted another layer on the face and chest.

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