Little boy blue...
|Portrait Of A Little Boy, II|
24 x 18", oil on canvas
Rita Salazar Dickerson
Stage 9: Painting the background and completing the painting. Sometimes it seems like it takes longer to complete the last couple of phases in a portrait than it did to do all the previous stages. The paint is still wet so this photograph is not as clear in areas (where there is glare) as I would like it to be for this post.
After painting in the background of sky, trees, grass and soil, I realized it was time to go back in and re-work the color and values on his face, hands and feet. I also softened edges, added more contrast to his shirt and jeans and blended the color and values in his hair.
This Little Boy Blue was fun to paint!