Sunday, January 27, 2013

Andreas Hofer - Update #1

In the photos below you can see the initial phases of painting this piece. As always, work began with the flesh and at this stage it was awaiting further highlights and shadows. The red shirt has been started with graded shades of Medium and Deep Cadmium Red. The jacket as shown in two portrait paintings is somewhere between a deep green and a more yellowish green. I started with a varied mix of Chromium Green Deep and Mars Yellow to get the golden-olive effect I desired. This will be toned down as the jacket proceeds through the various stages of shading. I decided to make the lapels and cuffs a bit lighter to add some variety to the jacket.

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