This is the "ugly fase" of my paintings, when i try to mach colours, values, darks/lights, form and proportions, all at once. I also build my range of contrast, searching the darkest dark and the lightest light, relative to the subject, and between the subjet and the rest, let we say, between the vore ground and bach groung. I consider back ground everything not in the center of interest.
At this stage i can only put shadows of light or dark trying to katch the reality of form and proportions. The method i use with this technique is not, as you can immagine, the same i normally use to paint a realist portrait, i put colours on the canvas with rapid touches, filling the space left-right between the lines of the raster, the colour change rapidly and i constantly have to mix new nouances to mach Reality.
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