I have continued to work on my dancer by glazing the blue ballet tutu and some modeling of the figure. I am making the figure into a 3 dimensional form on my 2 dimensional canvas. The light is from the left. I am not certain I like the hue of the unfinished background. I will continue to paint the figure and make a decision on the background. I began painting the legs, feet, head and arms with thickened paint. The pink paint I mixed has been added to a transparent gloss gel medium. The skin color I mixed has also been added to a gel medium. These layers are semi transparent. You see some of the colors I used to begin modeling the leg under the gel medium mixture. I mentioned by adding paint to the medium, the mixture is more transparent. By using transparent layers, I can limit the wet to dry value shift that occurs with acrylic paints.
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