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Old 16-04-09, 05:27 PM
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I think I'm done with this. Found a little time over Spring break. It needs to be buffed--hopefully that will even out the sunken areas in the hair.

I believe the cracking was caused by either wood grain or uneven application. I had a pretty makeshift temperature control system, and I neither kept the gesso at a consistent viscosity, nor at a consistent temperature. Probably a combination of the two.

Thanks, all, for the kind words and encouragement.
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Old 11-05-09, 01:54 AM
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What an interesting painting! What inspired your subject matter? Lovely rendering of the face and hands... and the blouse, wow!
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