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indirect painting

After four days of glazing

I am feeling more confident with the indirect painting technique. However, I think the best way for me to proceed is by alternating between underpainting and glazing, which probably is illogical but is the only way for me to be totally engaged. As it is, I have drawing corrections to make, so this painting will proceed that way anyway. The ear of the foreground figure needs to be redrawn, and the shadows and light are not clearly defined in the legs. So tomorrow will consist of more underpainting work on those areas. This has been a great learning experience for me, and yet, even with the mistakes, I am still quite pleased with the results. And, speaking of cherubs just hanging out with figures, here is a beautiful painting by Gerrit van Honthorst, which I discovered after I decided to have cherubs in my own painting, and was asked why.Elise Dodeles untitled 4 oil on canvas 36x48w