It was a beautiful day in Longmont. After a nice morning bike ride, I went to my studio to continue working on my portrait of William ‘Chi Chi’ Ledesma.
I began by scraping some of the paint off of the nose area; the texture was looking kinda lumpy, and I didn’t want the texture to overshadow the paint strokes. After scraping, the face needed more paint to repair the area. I worked on this as I painted the background and clothing areas.
Another layer of green gradient was added to the background. I wanted to make the light source (coming from the right) to be more pronounced. I also wanted to create a ‘halo’ affect on his back line, so I added a white outline, then blended with the green gradient.
On the shirt, red violet with a white mixture was added to bring out the dimensions.