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Old 06-28-2008, 12:53 PM   #11
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Second practice demo- Sammie from life




Between the time I did my first demo, I became re-engergized about monochrome paintings after the development of this thread. So in my Prescott open studio group I decided to paint a monochrome, just using TG and mineral spirits, trying out a wipe-out method. Again, I used an inexpensive, acrylic primed canvas.

Here I place the head, locate the horizontals, and start to separate light and shadow.
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Old 06-28-2008, 12:58 PM   #12
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Step 2

In using a wipe out method, corrections are made by removing pigment, and putting it somewhere else.

Here's what happened when I tried to wipe out the TG, "wipe-out" being the operative phrase. I scrubbed and scrubbed, but the stain remained. Worse, I'd just killed off about an hour of open studio time, sigh.
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Old 06-28-2008, 01:02 PM   #13
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Step 3

The good news is that I've only ruined part of my canvas, so I start over just using black and mineral spirits.
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Step 4

The black doesn't wipe out a whole lot better, so I concede defeat on the wipe out thing for the day, and decide just to use black and white, and leave the TG for the end.
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Step 5

Finding the light, middle and dark values, I cover the surface with paint.
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Step 6

Working in smaller spaces, locating features.
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Step 9

Adding some lights.
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Step 10

At the last sitting of the session, I go for a little judicious TG, using it in the earring, part of the mouth, a bit in the shadow of the nose. When all is said and done, I've decided that the violet of TG should probably be referred to as "violent".
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Tonal arrangements and thumbnail sketches

We were extremely fortunate to have the artist Lisa Schubach as our model. As an accomplished painter, Lisa's input into the clothing and set up were instrumental in creating a set-up that had clean value separation and which lent itself to solid design opportunities from all angles.

Students made up several thumbnail sketches from their easel positions, spending a lot of time on composition.

Here is one view of Lisa in her pose. You can see how simple the value patterns are.
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Here's a pic of the class.
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