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"The Martyr" work in progress

Postby painterx@hotmail.com » Thu Aug 02, 2018 9:25 pm

Started this new painting two weeks ago. Here are a couple of progression photos. At 36"x48" this is the largest painting I've attempted. Given the size I skipped the usual detailed drawing and went straight to doing a rough drawing on the gessoed panel and working straight over that. I went over the pencil outlines with acrylic, then blocked in some colors. I am now doing a monotone under-painting for most of the image so as to lay down most of the tonal values.

The theme of the painting is one of the transcendent, a concept that I've been intrigued with after listening to some philosophical podcasts.

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Postby painterx@hotmail.com » Thu Aug 02, 2018 9:26 pm

After two weeks.

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Re: "The Martyr" work in progress

Postby painterx@hotmail.com » Tue Aug 14, 2018 6:53 am

After two weeks.

Background 90% complete. Putting down first layer of colors and some basic details on the figures (that's a reflection on the bottom right of the robe).

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Postby Singular » Tue Aug 14, 2018 4:55 pm

love where this is headed.
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Postby painterx@hotmail.com » Tue Aug 14, 2018 7:06 pm

Thanks, so far, so good. I'll have another update tomorrow. By far and away the most ambitious painting I've ever tackled. Kinda taking a physical toll.
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Re: "The Martyr" work in progress

Postby painterx@hotmail.com » Wed Aug 15, 2018 7:54 am

After three days. Putting in ten to twelve hours a day.

Background: 95% complete
Figures: 80% complete

Starting on wings while waiting for figures to dry.
Close up of female. Bracelets just started, crown outlined, hands half done.





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Re: "The Martyr" work in progress

Postby painterx@hotmail.com » Sun Aug 19, 2018 5:53 pm

Put the finishing touches on it today. Might make a few small tweaks in the next couple of days, but nothing major.

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Postby Singular » Mon Sep 03, 2018 8:19 am

Looks great. Nice job
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Postby painterx@hotmail.com » Tue Sep 04, 2018 5:29 pm

Thanks, much appreciated.
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Postby ambarsara » Sat Sep 08, 2018 2:32 pm

It's so amazing!
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Re: "The Martyr" work in progress

Postby painterx@hotmail.com » Sat Sep 08, 2018 4:13 pm

Thank-you.
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Re: "The Martyr" work in progress

Postby davideo » Mon Sep 17, 2018 11:57 pm

Great series of photos. I like the top (first) one since it reveals sort of how you're working with the reference photos and such. Beautiful painting, PX!
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Re: "The Martyr" work in progress

Postby painterx@hotmail.com » Tue Sep 18, 2018 7:37 am

Thanks, David.
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