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Friday, June 14, 2013

Portrait Of A Little Boy II, Part 9

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! 

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