Saturday, May 17, 2008
Sacred Heart Portrait
The progression on my first day delving into the portrait. The client chose "peacock feathers", blues, grays, greens, as the color palette. I incorporated these colors in the drapery, and used thalo blue very sparingly in the highlights. It's a nice peacock blue.
Then I got out my trusty ruler and drew in the damask wallpaper pattern. And I spent the next six or seven hours painting the pattern on in a mixture of black + thalo blue. It was tiresome and confusing, even though at first glance it's not that dfficult a pattern. The results, I think, were well worth the effort.
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