Friday, December 9, 2016

Buff Soccer Nutcracker

This buff Soccer player is much more manly than the earlier one I painted! He's got some guns and shapely calves, too!  Another fabulous nutcracker shared with me by another, and he has been a joy to paint!  I start the painting with a crosshatch texture of gesso to prime the panel.  Next comes the painting of the masses by blocking in the central colors.  By using a dry brush technique, I am able to layer additional paint on top of the texture, adding much to the depth of each mass.  I'm having so much fun, I think I'll start another!  Painting number 1429 in  1429 days.

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