After completing the Raw Umber glaze over the orange background of Iron Oxide I used Olive Green moved around with a soft rag to create a generalized patchy background of leafy shadows, then mixed a grey green with Raw Umber, Olive Green and a touch of Foundation White to create denser leaves in front of the soft textures behind. I’m looking forward to adding lots of Jasmine flowers to the piece.

I managed to damage the work I did yesterday, so I had to repaint the hand and vase – not too big a deal, because the shape of the design is fine, but I lost some of the subtleties of the shadows. Today I’ll continue working on building more mass in the flesh and the dress with white and Raw Umber, hopefully completing the grey version of the figure.

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Michael Pearce is an artist, writer, and professor of art. He is the author of "Art in the Age of Emergence."
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