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Jack Aubrey bust WIP

Discussion in 'vBench (Works in Progress)' started by JGREEN, Mar 25, 2009.

  1. JGREEN A Fixture

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    United-States
    Brian, Steve, Magnus, Tony, Hardy, Robert, Ken, Jay, Guy, Marc, Dave, Gary, Rob, Bob, Brent, Mitsutaka, Doug, and Serkan:

    Thank you all for your kind comments!
    Brian - everything so far is acrylics. I will paint the face in oils.
    Dave - no offense taken, I appreciate your input. Based on my references, I'm content with the color of the vest. It may be a tad dark, but what's done is done!
    Bob - Thanks! Good to hear from you and nice to see you posting here. I look forward to seeing you, Jay, Steve, Guy, and all the Tulsa "regulars" soon.

    Jason
  2. JGREEN A Fixture

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    Thanks Stephen!

    Jason
  3. Anders Heintz Well-Known Member

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    Awesome Jason!!!!! Love the waist coat, and can't wait to see the rest. Good to see you choose to do this one after Atlanta!
  4. RFL Active Member

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    Really excellent Jason. I never thought acrylics could work as well as oils in the larger scale of busts, once one got really close in to the work, but your blends on the large fabric areas in the photographs sure do. Your really pushing the envelope here !

    RFL
  5. Steve Well-Known Member

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    SLAJ--You CAN see this in person. The Tulsa Show 5-6 June. You are very welcome!--
  6. mario Active Member

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    Brazil
    Fantastic painting Jason

    Congratulations

    Mario
  7. JGREEN A Fixture

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    United-States
    Anders, Richard and Mario:
    Thanks guys! I know what you mean, Richard, about acrylics on larger scale busts. I had my doubts myself, being a former oils man, but it can be done. Very dilute layers of paint, also known as "veils" or "filters" is the key.

    Jason
  8. Mike Davidson Member

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    Jason, Excellent work as usual!! Looking forward to seeing this bust in Tulsa. Mike
  9. JGREEN A Fixture

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    Mike!!!!! Long time no see! Thanks for your comments, see you in June.

    Jason
  10. davidmitchell A Fixture

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    Scotland
    Fantastic work so far Jason,looking forward to seeing the face painted.Got this one also ready to paint.

    Cheers David
  11. Jerry Hutter Member

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    Great work!

    Jason, It's been years since I have seen work of that caliber sweep the stage. I have seen and judged your work in Chicago and have always been impressed. You have mastered the best of both oils and acrylic painting and made a style uniquely yours. Keep amazing us! A side note what did you use for that blue coat. Always a problem for me

    Jerry
  12. JGREEN A Fixture

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    David - Thanks! I guarantee you'll enjoy painting this one.

    Jerry - I sincerely appreciate your comments, very kind of you. Ref. the blue coat, my palette was pretty simple: white, black, dark prussian blue and a little dark sea blue. The key is to exercise a great deal of restraint and keep the highlights very subtle. White is often mentioned as a difficult color to paint, but I believe dark blue and black are much more challenging.

    Jason
  13. rej Well-Known Member

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    Malta
    Well everyone sid it all before me and left me speechless :eek:

    Looks like its gonna be AWESOME!!!!!!!!!!!

    Ray ;)
  14. jjgurk Member

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    Jason, the colors of the unifrom are nothing short of superb. The blue of the coat matches perfectly with the tan of the vest. Really hope to see this one at Chicago this year.
    John
  15. Marcel Active Member

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    Spain
    Jason, fantastic painting sofar.
    Looking forward to see the face painted.

    Marcel.
  16. Jerry Hutter Member

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    Dark blue

    Hi Jason,

    I agree, Dark colors are sometimes just as hard as light ones. I have a tendency to over highlight dark colors when using oils. I think it's the shine of oil paint when wet that throws me off. My best efforts are when I use restraint and just whisper a slightly lighter version of the base color into the highlight areas and wait to see what I have when everything is dry. The other problem is dark blue and green oil paint, almost always dry with to much sheen and having a few disasters with dull coat I always prefer to let things have a natural finish. I must give those acrylics a try!

    Jerry
  17. JGREEN A Fixture

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    Ray, John and Marcel - Thank you guys!

    Jerry - so true! I dont think I could have done this with oils. I recently painted a western figure dressed in black and I KNOW I couldn't have done that with oils. I used to have the exact problem with dark colors you described when I used oils - you cant really see what you're doing because of the shine. So yes, you really should start dabbling with acrylics. I think you'll find them easier to work with.

    Jason
  18. Kandor8 Active Member

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    United-States
    Hi Jason,
    I'm only echoing what everyone else has said... Great! I just primed mine and will more than likely go with oils throughout. I like to use W&N Blue-Black for my dark blues and will let it almost dry before I bring in the Permalba white for the highlights using Dorlans. Your beige is amazing!
    Best!
    Ric
  19. John Long Active Member

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    Beautiful stuff Jason. I love your toned down colors. I wish I could get that effect on my own work.
  20. JGREEN A Fixture

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    United-States
    Ric and John,
    Thank you for the positive feedback!

    Jason

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