Friday, March 11, 2011

Ultimate fighter IV final.... An exercise in staining!

I finished this one with maximum contrast in mind...

 I remained fairly conservative with this one... so the next step is really to loosen up. There is more staining than painting... achieving a better balance is another objective of mine. I'm still fine tuning my technique with raw linen/cotton canvas... and part of the reason is that I want to leverage its pale gray color to the fullest.

Note to self: "Considering my intent to leverage a gray background, the previous painting of this series is a better example of that, and not a chiaroscuro rendering like this one... something to keep in mind in my pursuit!"

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