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You would think I could just draw these rough shapes free hand, geez!

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Palette for sandy background.

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It was fun to be able to fill in large areas for a change.

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My teacher analyzed the picture and felt that this color was the underlying color with the violet (water) patches added over top.

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Then I started on the farthest body.

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Mostly done with this kid.

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Started attacking the foreground body.

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Worked on body shadows and hair.

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I liked the hair. My teacher said I did hair well. we joked about doing portraits of people from the back.

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Added in water.

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More water upper right, some white highlights on bodies.

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Done for the evening.

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Done with what I will do on this painting. Added in reflected bodies, then painted more water over those reflections. Anyway.... That's it for this one.

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Final product.

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Final product

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GREGORY GREFENSTETTE

Painter Portraitist Artist