Soft, Hard, Scrambled: Edges in a Chicken Study

Use of edges in a chicken study

Soft, Hard, Scrambled Edges. 10x8, oil on linen panel. 2015.

This painting was done to practice edge-work and to serve as a study for a future painting.

The surface is a medium texture linen, less smooth than the portrait grades that I use, consequently I had to use more paint than usual. I applied most of the paint with a palette knife, then used one or two bristle brushes to work on the edges.  Once I had the edges down I made a few adjustments and laid in the highlights.

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