"The Discovery", 16x20, oil on linen
I have been working on this painting on and off for the last week, trying to refine the things about it that I didn't like.
Here is what it looked like when I posted it over a week ago:
I knew that the area around Ellie's eye was too cool and so I had to warm it up. I also refined the edges and the fleshtones in the legs and arms. I worked on her dress as well, softening the harshness of the color and muting it somewhat.
I worked on Arthur as well, softening the halftones between the light and shadow planes and refining his face a bit.
I knocked back the foliage as best as I could in order to not detract from the main figures. I'll probably take more photos in the morning when the light is better, but I am pretty happy with how this turned out!
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