Painting the Model Live from the Garden and from Photos in a Group 2 – Original Oil Painting Blog by American Oil Painter Daryl Urig

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Woman Waiting in Garden

Oil on Canvas – 24 x 20 inches

For this session, we chose to position the model completely in shadow. After positioning her, it seemed her head and face fell into a deeper shadow, which caused grays, teal grays and brown earthy colors to fill the scene.

My challenge with this piece was to match the deep tones of the scene. I wanted the painting to emerge from the background with somber, bluish-gray tones.

In retrospect, I could have taken a more direct approach to this piece. But I was initially unsure of how dark the tones had to be to hold the figure. Thus, I started painting lighter and continued to paint the piece until I acquired the deep tones. At the end of my painting session, I used Liquin glaze to deepen areas of the painting while allowing the color changes I had previously created to stand.

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