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The Story of "Mother and Child"

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Hair

 

I haven't painted any close-ups of hair before. For this painting, detail seems really important, so I'm working on the hair.

The sketch is good, so I'm painting with confidence. But hair... hair is a thin stroke, and that's a tough act with acrylics. What I'm finding that works is to paint hundreds of brush strokes, lighter then darker, lighter then darker, layering a tremendous amount as I go. It's tedious, but I'm hopeful for the results. We'll see.

One other thing, I'm a huge fan of the limited palette now. I'll be surprised if I ever paint with more than 4 or 5 tubes of color on any given painting in the future. This one has just four: a red, a blue, a yellow, and white. But so many colors are available through mixing that more is unnecessary.

 

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by Brett Rogers, 2/18/2006 5:53:17 PM
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Mother and Child

 

I'm stopping for the night. I'm gonna go for a walk and then go to bed.

More tomorrow. I think I'll have it done by Monday morning, which is good, because I inherit three projects at work on Monday.

ETC: Nearing 11 AM, I'm close to finishing my work with the mother. I might take a break from her and work on the baby for a while.

 

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by Brett Rogers, 2/19/2006 2:06:31 AM
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Mother and Child... Getting Close

 

Next, baby's clothing...

 

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by Brett Rogers, 2/19/2006 1:15:56 PM
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Card #7

 

Finished.

I want to make my living painting. I love doing this.

Off to Kinko's.

 

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by Brett Rogers, 2/19/2006 3:01:38 PM
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