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Monday, October 4, 2010

A Few More Mixed Media Paintings from Figure Session

These two pieces are from our last figure session with a terrific model. She kept so still we weren't sure she was breathing. What was remarkable was that her expression remained so expressive, not the bored, zoned out look you often get after 10 minutes or so.

I started with a watercolor wash for both. The first image was done on illustration board so the highlights were easy to lift out. I followed with charcoal and Conte pencil.

The second image was done on 300# cold press, so there was no lifting of color. I added a darker wash into the background to bring out the figure.

















Twilight Deliberation, mixed media on illustration board














Morning After
, mixed media on paper
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