Wednesday, August 1, 2012

Another Portrait from Beginning to End


Grays for shadows

Start flesh tones and eyes.
It really is looking quite scary at this point!

Hair roughed in. More color in the face.

Yet more hair and face colors.

Two glazes of a black in shadow areas of cap. I wanted to use ultramarine, and it doesn't go as dark as I needed here.

I painted light and scrumbled colors for the gown, and  an irregular wash/application of ultramarine for the background. I may have to glaze a bit of pink over part of her face, as the blue seems to have drained some of the color from her face, but I'll wait till tomorrow, when I can see it in daylight.

As always, your comments are most welcome.

Andy ... Beginning to End!!!


Grays for facial structure

Flesh tones

Some facial features

Shirt, hair, adding depth to face

More color on face

The grizzled, rougher look


Had a busy and productive day. Riding lesson - a tough one for Bruno and me - at 9 AM. Then I moved 20 bales of hay, to make room for another year's supply. Did a bit of painting. Had a wonderful nap. Back to painting.
My riding instructor is the person who introduced me to Andy, when I was looking for a new hay source. I showed her the painting after our lesson, and she said, yes, it did look like him, but needed to be rougher looking. So I spent my painting time today roughing up Andy, and I think it worked quite well.

As always, your comments are most welcome.