Painting for September 29

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Face Study no. 16 – oil and acrylic on canvas, 6″ x 8″

Here she is, folks: my final (finished) painting for the “30 Paintings in 30 Days” challenge!  I don’t know if I can really call them daily paintings anymore, though, because I’m taking longer and longer to finish them, but I digress…

Some notes about this specific painting:

  • painting albino skin tones is NOT an easy feat.  If you’re up for the challenge, proceed with caution! 😉
  • I finally realized with this painting that it’s in my best interest to add another coat or two of gesso (with some light sanding in between) to my pre-gessoed canvasses.  The basic Omer Deserres canvasses are fine, but these small Apollon ones would pill here and there and leave tiny bits of matter in the paint.

Things I’ve learned about oil painting in general thanks to this painting:

  • I really should use more paint.

Next time: A complete rundown of the pros and cons of doing this daily painting challenge – what I learned, where I stumbled, how often I asked myself “why the frig am I doing this?”, etc!  Stay tuned…

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4 thoughts on “Painting for September 29

  1. Emma this is wonderful, it reminds me of the old Masters! Thanks so much for your lovely comment on my blog today. Are you going to do a collage for September? Following you now, so I won’t miss it if you do 🙂

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    1. Thanks, Sheila! I feel like I can’t take all the credit because albino skin is already halfway “Old Master”-looking anyways! 😉 But yes, I’m prepping my collage and blog post as we speak (gotta hurry before Leslie “closes the gates”)!

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