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After The Storm


I started this one over the summer when we were all pretty much on lockdown but I set it aside to dry a bit knowing some areas were too cool for how much the sun was blasting them I always mix my reference from so many sources and make half of it up and I was going to have to deal with it later.


It's been sitting around the studio and I've been staring at it for a while. But it's not like this is one of my problem children (I've got lots of them), this one is a good little painting, it has been very cooperative. (I like to blame them so I feel less like it's my fault) I knew exactly what to do to fix the problem. It just needed a bit of warm glazing here and there and it took care of the problem spots - made it nice and sunny where it needed to be.


Sorry, I don't know why I didn't do any progress shots through this one for some reason, quarantine was weird. Doing that lettering was intense, it reminded me of my old art direction days. I've done a lot of hand lettering - brought the trauma back.


The coat was fun but honestly the most fun was slopping the paint around on the dog, flattening out the value curve and pushing the temperatures and colors like that to see what effects I could get. I had so much fun I started wondering what I could do similarly on humans so you might see some of that coming up in some portraits, if it works, who knows?


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