Monday, March 02, 2009

progress shots for This Bitter Long Day

Before This session


After This session.


I can kind of see a light at the end of the tunnel on this one. I'm really happy with it, and his jacket is really the only thing that I don't like right now.

2 comments:

beth said...

I love this painting! Thank you for sharing your process with us . . . I'm curious, though, what it is about his coat that is bugging you. I really like the look on his face, and the contrast between his body and the sea behind him. Lovely.

Julie Beck said...

the coat has too much contrast and is too chompy? (i make up my own words when i cant think of what im trying tot say.) it's not a fliud and doesn;t feel like fabric...it looks like paint on canvas. I need a couple more layers of this color and then re-do the shadows. the highlights are too intense for what im trying to achieve.