Wednesday, July 1, 2015

Reclined - Part 1

I'm pushing myself out of my comfort zone and painting a nude. I found a photo reference on the internet, printed it out, and got started. (I so wish I could find it again so I could give credit.)

And speaking of comfort zones and reclining, Phyllis has left the shelter of the coop for her egg laying. She's found a new fabulous...of course it's fabulous, she's that is so secluded that I thought she'd escaped our yard when I couldn't find her. Dave spotted her reclined, chicken style, in a little cubby hole formed by our deck, with a delightfully leafy branch covering her completely. My girl, Phyllis, keeping luxury in the laying world.

And now back to my painting....

I started with the background. I painted it upside-down
in case the gray dripped. It didn't.

I sketched the figure with a pencil.

I painted a watery line of black paint on my pencil marks.
I filled her in with paint. Now I was able to see that her left arm
was way too short and her waist was way too thin. Also her
neck wasn't right...same with her shoulder. I had a lot of work to do.

I did some work on her shoulder, neck, and waist.
I'm going to let her rest and tomorrow I'll see what
she has to say about everything else I need to work on.

I'm loving working on this one!
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