Tuesday, June 9, 2009

Studio Update: Commision Painting in Progress

I drew the basic structure of this 24" x 36" painting yesterday. Today, as I waited to a photography client to arrive I started the under painting. Well, the client had car problems so never arrived so I kept on painting and finished this layer. I usually do the first round in a transparent brown to orange....Gamlin Earth Orange to be exact, but this models skin tones are very different than the usual olive to orange skin tones I have painted in the past, hers are pink, blue, and white with a hint of neutral skin tone, the background is cool black to grey and the drapery is a turquoise- royal blue color with a gold border.
I am painting with a whole new palette this time so it made sense that I start with a different color, although I am taking a chance with this
theory :-) Anyway I am happy with it so far.
When this is dry I will be doing a wash of a new grey I am tring called Torrit Grey another Gamlin color. This one is interesting though because they only make it once ever few years in a limited edition which is not sold but given away with orders over a certain $ amount.
Why? you say.......Interestingly enough it's base pigment is collected from the paint factory's air ducts when they clean them! It is the best grey I have ever tried. so smoooooth!


Anonymous said...

Wow Alicia, I LOVE it already!

Anonymous said...

Love it!!!
Had fun reading about the skin tones :)

Alicia Hunsicker's art is undeniably beautiful. She is an expert at extracting the highly-detailed textures and fibers of the human body, bringing them from darkness, into the light, with a technical precision that rivals any modern-day master.
David Aquino, Brattleboro Reformer