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Thursday, May 26, 2011

World War II Portrait: Shapes, Shadows and Folds

Ahh, the challenge of fabric! Painting the shapes, shadows and folds of fabric has always fascinated me. My plan was to paint just the upper body and hands but once I started working on Pete's uniform, I could not help myself (does that sound odd?) and continued on with his pant legs. By 11:00 last night I knew that the hands would have to wait until today. I make adjustments as I go. The right arm and shoulder had to be pulled in and his forearm straightened slightly. I love details and so I'm looking forward to painting the book cover, one of my favorite parts of this painting.

1 comment:

  1. This are irresistable folds, indeed! For some reason, I really love his right pant leg- you've got the angle on that just right.