Painting Update: Elizabeth Stretches

June 28, 2015

Before I start painting, I thought I would do some digital color tests to give me a direction. I had originally envisioned a light background, but while playing with the image I settled on a dark tone instead.


Now I’m ready to apply my first tone layer of color to the new painting. It’s a mixture of Liquitex Cadmium Yellow Medium Hue and Raw Sienna that has been thinned with matte medium and water. I first traced my pencil outline with just the Cadmium Yellow to help preserve the edges better before covering it with the thinned paint.


I used a 1″ brush to restrict myself to large blocky shapes, and simplified values that are very close in a medium range. I got an impression while painting the background to echo the “S” shape of her figure with a shadow shape. I’m not sure I’ll keep that as I continue, but it’s something to work with.


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