• Day 293

    16 days ago - By Jody Regan

    I began an oil painting this morning, and within a half hour, the island was fogged in. Not in the mood to paint fog, I broke out my fabulous "Portrait Painting in Watercolor" book by Charles Reid, Watson Guptill, 1973, inherited from my mother's library. I need a lot of practice with portraits, using watercolor wet in wet, and drawing the features of the face. So I spent the afternoon following Charles Reid's steps for painting the eye.
    I began with an in contour drawing, put fifteen of them on the page and here is the result. As you can see, I have a lot of inconsistency in value and...
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