Today's work began by building on the start made in the last session of yesterday. Starting to build up the colour across the picture thereby getting a feel for the relationships as they develop was the first task.
Yesterday I'd noticed that there were adjustments to make to creases, mouth width and chin length so I started by making marks that would take account of that. I then moved on to blocking in colours to make further assessment as to deciding on warm/cool shifts and value relationships. At this stage you begin to get a clearer idea of the way the painting is taking shape and the decisions that follow on from that.
Jed - Portrait Stage 5
I purposely put in a warm tone for the shadow side to demonstrate the making of adjustments. It is too warm and also a little strong in terms of value. So in the next picture you can see the way that I've cooled it down and reduced its value.
As well as these adjustments I started the process of refining shapes. I also began work on the eyes and mouth as well as beginning to shape the hair.
Another night or two thinking about the next stages before taking this any further is now called for.
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