Thanks for answering my question. This is coming together nicely and I love the glare in her eyes. They seem to be drawing me in.
Kent I am really admired with your works and I think this is a great idea to publish your work in progress since I can better understand the way you paint and the view you have of a scene. Please keep on posting more photos. I follow your site through RSS via Google Reader.Greetings from Russia!Take care!Max
Kent, do you mix anything into your oils to give it that texture? Love your work
My gosh I still cant believe it Im actually SEEING your process!!! This is so special. Have been waiting for something like that for quite while. Thank you sooooo much.Just saw The Fountain like two weeks ago. Absolutly great movie.Your friendALEX SUNDERBrasil - São Paulo
Oh man, cant wait to see the next steps!This is so unbelivebly exciting...I always thought that you painted directly, alla prima.I love the way you leave the blue underpainting showing true the skintone to give a bluish-neutral effect.Gosh, im sorry, im SOOO HAPPY about the fact of being able to check your process and to read about it... thanks (again) for posting!!!!Your friendALEX SUNDERBrasil - São Paulo
brian: no, generally on my first pass i'm using no or very little medium. the texture is coming about by the fact that i'm loading my brush up pretty heavy with paint and simply laying it down that way. as i work towards the finish, i start using more and more medium, thus resulting in less textured paint (but of course, that initial brushwork telescopes through the proceeding layers.) so, no, i'm using no artificial 'texture' medium. So much of this would be so much more understandable and obvious if you could see the original, not just in print or on the screen here.alex: haha. i'm glad you're happy.
Sorry to go back a ways in posts, I was reading over how you describe the beginning of your process which results in the textures ever present in your paintings. I can really see what you mean in your first few photos of "Mother and Daughter." Thank you for your explanations. May I ask, what brush do you use for your beginning stages? I'd have to guess a stiffer bristle filbert? There don't seem to be any hard lines, but you aren't kidding about loading the brush.Keep up the awesome work! I (dream) to someday take one of your classes but who doesn't?