Commission of Diver
Latest commission: Another diver. 
Client chooses the format, and wants me to paint a diver that I've already sold. So what do I say? "Of course I'll paint it again. 
No problem!"
Step one: Using a Paxiscope I project the image onto the canvas and draw the basic lines. Transferring the photo with a grid takes way too much time and I'm very busy... 
Step two: first layer of paint. Keep putting more on till you think the right values are beginning to appear.
Step three: Same with the fingers fingers and hand. Hands are pretty hard to do well.
Step four: Check the values again, adjusting the gradient from light to dark.
Step five: The outer lines were too harsh. So I went in and added a sfumato around the edges to soften the lines. Added purple to the shadows. The clouds were too bright, so I softened them.

Delivered the painting. Client was very happy. 
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Commission of Diver
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Commission of Diver

This paintings was commissioned by a client that regretted not buying a painting when she had the chance. Regretting her lack of timing, she aske Read More
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