Irvin Bomb

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Techniques Description:

[ Stage 3 ] The Under-Painting: During this stage I am mixing together the complimentary colors blue & orange to define the positive & negative space of the figure. The rocks in the background have a heavier concentration of blue than orange while Ruby's skin-tones have the reverse ratio. I use Zinc White in varying tints, however I did not use black in this painting as I achieved a dark enough neutral grey with the blue & orange mixture for her shadows.

[ Stage 4 ] The Air-brushing: In applying the thin tints & I used an airbrush to soften some of the brush strokes from my underpainting. The same choice of colors in my airbrush were also on my palette as I transitioned back & forth using traditional sable paintbrushes building up the gradations of tone to bring form & structure to Ruby's figure. I should repeat that it's important to have perseverance & determination when working on your painting as it's a very difficult task to render the figure with both realism & feeling.
Ruby's Song

Ruby's Song - Oil on clayboard - 16" X 12"

Artwork - $8,000

Giclée Print - $50
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