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Old 09-23-2007, 07:24 PM   #1
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From my Mountain Artists' Guild Friday group in Prescott.
Misha, oil 18 x 14.

I intended to do a monochromatic study with Gamblin's Chromatic Black, which seems to lean strongly toward violet. Once I saw our model's beautiful coloring, I borrowed some colors from my painting neighbor David Harlan. Misha has a mouth rivaling Scarlett J's
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Old 09-24-2007, 01:35 PM   #2
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Chris, It's lovely. Fresh and bold. What fun, thanks for sharing.
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Old 09-25-2007, 11:08 AM   #3
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Chris, how smart you were to switch to color! She really has striking coloring and features. I'm so envious of your oportunity to paint her. You did a fabulous job of capturing her likeness with your usual confident and expressive strokes.
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Old 09-26-2007, 07:55 PM   #4
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Lovely piece, Chris!
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Old 09-27-2007, 07:57 AM   #5
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Chris, I love these tip of sketches, the colors subdued but still vibrant in just the right places.
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Old 09-27-2007, 11:14 AM   #6
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Fresh and Lovely

Great job Chris. I love your brush strokes in your Open Studio renderings. The mouth is great.
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Old 09-28-2007, 11:29 AM   #7
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Thanks, everyone. This sketch is very high key, because the room was brightly lit with fluorescent; however a model light in a warmer temperature added enough interest to have a good light/shadow pattern.

The studio at the MAG has all the overhead lights on a single circuit, and although I once got everyone to paint in the dark, they didn't really like it. Next time I think I will bring some foam boards and velcro to cover at least the bank of lights over the model.
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Old 10-11-2007, 08:02 PM   #8
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Chris, I am sorry I missed this thread. I love the color combos, the light grey/blue goes great with her hair.
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