Two posts ago, I showed a painting of one of my Sacramento City College students in progress and not quite completed. Then I painted a second more colorful study shown in the previous post. This one is that first study but with deeper, more saturated hues glazed onto the face (and with added background work). With both studies, I have discovered that I want to paint my portraits with considerably deeper, more saturated hues.
I like the deep hues too! --may I ask what paints are you using that gives this degree of saturation?
Meera, I always use professional grade watercolor paints. What ever pro brands are fine with me. To obtain strong saturated colors, I use creamy, thick pigment on a semi water-saturated brush.
That is extraordinary! His coloring is so warm and strong and deserves an intense background. The choice of the rich blues and greens is not only exuberant but joyful! Thanks for sharing the process.
Thanks for your comment, Dianne!
David-how you doing? Tis internet thing is amazing way to find old friends. Years ago you had a painting of mine 'Dodge City' do you still have it?
there maybe interest in it for part of the PST exhibits here in Los Angeles. Stuart
Well I'll be dammed! Yep, the internet does amazing things. Sounds like you are still in the arts like me. Sorry, but I haven't got a clue about "Dodge City". I have no memory of it. What does PST stand for?
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