painting again. blonde series.

i haven’t painted in about 8 years now… it’s been a while. i guess i’ve been busy doing other stuff. also i’m not entirely convinced i enjoy painting that much; in fact, it really stresses me out. it takes forever to finish a piece as well. regardless, i think it’s something i should start back up again. there are so many things i want to do, and i fear that i may wake up one day doing much less than i expected.

the series i’m thinking about painting will be a hair theme. it will focus on color contrast, composition, and most importantly… fine brush strokes. here are some reference photos to give you an idea of the visual direction.

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by the way, i’m not really into blonds. i just think that the color contrast is what i’m looking for. i’m going to do a dark series as well with black hair if this comes out well.

i will be picking up where i left off in college. i started a series with matt. you can check out his website here. i’m a big fan of his work. i’m hoping to get a series of his paintings in my condo. anyway, here’s a painting we worked on. i’d like to take this series further.

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**update**
i started the painting tonight. here’s the modified reference photo.

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here’s a picture of the base layer. it’ll be more blonde in a few more rounds. i’ll post some pics as it evolves.

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