today i tried to move closer to the finishing touches. but i’m not there yet.
however, i got closer to the jeans color i’m looking for on the home depot dolphin. it was accidental, of course.
trying to mix up the right golf shirt color proves interesting. i started with ultramarine blue, and just recently stuck on a mixture of white, ultramarine, and thalo blue, and glazed over it with a thin mix of thalo and black. i also finally turned the cuffs and hems a dark blue-black. its still way too ultramarine from the first glaze, and is not dark enough so i’ll be doing it again in the morning, when i can see the colors.
as far as the color of the shirt itself goes, it still needs to be darker blue, like the bit of sleeve i have draped over the pvc pipe. tomorrow.
the pipes i painted gray last night didn’t look right compared to my reference photos. the black and white mix is just too blue. so i went over it with a wash of raw umber, and wiped the highlights off while it was still wet. i may still have to mess with it tomorrow, when i can see the colors.
and i painted over all of the waves of the base with the same dark neutral green i used in the beginning.
i liked the thalo and black so much that i stuck it on the jeans. and it looks good there. they need only a tiny little bit of white over them. and then i have to put in the center line.
and that’s all i did today. it’s raining out, but i’m going to walk the dog and then go to bed early, with my bowl of chocolate ice cream and my book. yay.