Adding More Medium

Posted on December 2, 2016

An artist friend said to me lately that although the skin on my sitters has an inner glow, the rest often appears a bit flat, and I believe it’s because I don’t add much medium in the background. For this commission, I’m adding more medium and thinning out the paint in the wood, fabrics, etc. I’m also painting it in a looser style, although the face is still very tight, so I hope that they don’t seem contradictory in the end.

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