I have started to paint some of the flesh and a few other elements in the picture. I am painting rather loosely at this stage, trying to get as much paint on the canvas as I can, focusing on building form and keeping my tones near the middle range. I am not working on fine details yet, just blocking in - (although I can't resist sometimes...) For the figure, I am focused on getting the thing to look solid - that there is meat and flesh there. I will go back in later to finness and model it a bit more.
Colors being used for flesh:
- Naples yellow
- Cadmium Red light
- Manganese Blue (hue) - not 100% sold on this one... but using it for the cools
- Titanium white
- Burnt Sienna
- Raw Sienna
- Ivory Black - also being used to cool - see this post
As I get more paint on the surface, I will be able to evaluate my tones and start to push things around. There is still a lot of surface to cover. In general, I am painting a bit bright because I know I'm going to glaze it all down later.