Tuesday, April 17, 2007
I'm having a lot of trouble with this piece. It's my second attempt at oils, and I had worked it up to a nice color and I thought the finish looked good; she had a metallic sheen that seemed to "float" in the rest of the paint, giving it a really cool 3D effect. When I sprayed it with matte spray, though, that effect disappeared and the metallic particles seem to be resting on the surface of the non-metallic colors in a weird way. You can't really see it in this picture, but it's there. I'm going to work on her some more.