The Searcher

I just completed this painting of my boyfriend Grey! I think this painting took me longer than anything I have painted before. I thought it would be nice to share some pictures along the way. 

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I almost always begin with a layer in the background to figure out where everything is going to go. I paint the figure orange and start putting down green shading, followed by layers and layers of thin coats of paint. 

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I use oil and acrylic for different parts of my paintings, but my figures are entirely in oil.  

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I slowly begin to add details and washes to tighten my image. 

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The final product is below! I haven't taken a good quality shot yet! Enjoy the sneak peak, the final product isn't on my website yet! 

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