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Adding color

I really wanted to start experimenting more with color in my portraits. Most of my paintings have a strong presence of color either in the background or in some feature, but I haven't been extremely daring in adding a huge color variation to my skin tones. I decided that for my next portrait I would take it to a more extreme level & see how it goes! This painting definitely started with lighter hues & became more vibrant as I became more confident with color. Here's a few pics of my progress so far...

The hair & shirt still needs a fair amount of work, but I'm enjoying the evolution of this one!

Ready to go!

 

It's officially done & ready to go off to it's new home! YAY! As glad as I am to be done with this painting I got so used to seeing this guy in my studio everyday! I forgot to post this earlier but the official dimensions are: 30 x 42 inches and is done in oils on stretched canvas.

 
 
 

Elephant Progression

I've been busy trying to get this painting off and running the last couple weeks so I decided to post a few progression shots of how this elephant is S L O W L Y evolving into it's own. When I  started this project I initially planned on keeping a palate with only cool tones and some neutrals....but I cracked and threw some pinks & yellows in (note to self it's hard to say no to color) 

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