|Portrait looked like it was starting out well ...|
|When I started applying the flesh tones, the orange in the shadows was apparently too much.|
|I tried lifting it with a sponge, but it left the paper surface too grainy and roughened. I played with the hair , but that didn't inspire me too much, so this will be re-cycled as a color-testing swatch.|
|The bird seems to be all right. I wanted to play with a technique I read about a few years ago, gradually masking small areas and then painting.|
|Initially, I used aureolin, quin. burnt orange and cobalt blue. It wasn't quite intense enough, so I did some sectional washes with mixes of aureolin, quin. burnt orange and phthalo green[YS].|
|It came out all right, but may need some tweaking.|
As always, I welcome your comments!