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11/20/07
Painting at the Drawing Session
Filed under: Open Studio Painting
Posted by: Paul McCall @ 8:49 pm

I decided to paint at the IAC open model session Sunday afternoon.

This was a 15 minute pose.



This was a 50 minute pose in two 25 minute sessions.
I was reminded of the need to have both your palette and your canvas either white or a middle value. My palette is a middle value but I hadn’t the time to stain the canvas pad sheets a middle value so whenever I mixed a value on the palette that I saw in the figure, when I placed it on the white canvas it was much darker! That effect calmed down when I laid in that black around the head and shoulders but it was certainly disconcerting!

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Firefly Fantasy Portrait Post 11
Filed under: Studio Painting, Firefly Fantasy Portrait
Posted by: Paul McCall @ 8:36 pm

And so, it’s finished. And surprisingly it’s dry. Dry enough at least to put a coat of a new type of varnish over it for protection. (Most oils paintings should remain unvarnished for six months to a year to be sure all the thick paint is dry down to the canvas. I’m still not a “thick painter” so my canvases dry faster.) I’ll varnish it tomorrow.
I also built a frame for display purposes. This painting will be displayed and presented at the STARBASE INDY convention this weekend so I wanted it to look nice while on display. Framing is a personal decision so I don’t impose my ideas of a frame onto a client. They can get it framed to their tastes and I’ll reuse this one.


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