Plaid, Plaid and more Plaid

SB0613 Stuart Step 4

Stuart, Ben’s older brother is next. The sky and ocean are completed first, then I block in the hair into the wet paint of the background.

SB0613 Stuart Step 5

Stuart’s ears, neck and the sides of his face are also painted while the background is still fresh. Like with his hair this allows me to soften the edges.

SB0613 Stuart Step 6

Now for the plaid shirt. I begin by making the vertical stripes of the pattern. Since the light is coming from the upper left the top of the shoulder and collar on that side will be lighter.

SB0613 Stuart Step 7

The horizontal stripes are made next, followed by the thin lines in the plaid pattern. This is all painted wet-into-wet. The collar is definitely a challenge!

SB0613 Stuart Step 8

WHEW! The shirt is done. Tomorrow we’ll begin working on Stuart’s face. Hope you’ll drop by the studio, I’ll be explaining the color recipes I use for skin tones. Have a great evening. Hugs, Mikki Senkarik

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One Response to “Plaid, Plaid and more Plaid”

  1. Angela Says:

    looking Fabulous! I’m excited to seeing the recipes for your skin tones, I am a seascape & skyscape artist, But interested in skin tones. would like to start adding people in some of my paintings.

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