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Freelance Painter, Portrait Artist, & More

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For Josh’s portrait I used a smaller canvas and planned a more ambitious composition. To help myself out I used a small frame set to the proportions of my canvas. Using the frame not only helped to position the portrait but somehow helped isolate the colors as well. This clear definition of the boundaries cut out any ambient light or color and allowed me to accurately judge the various value ranges throughout the entire painting. I also painted a basic under-painting keeping in mind that any outline or mark would eventually be covered by the final painting. A natural tendency I have is to want to save the carefully measured outline but I wanted a more layered appearance.
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Over 30 days ago