Wednesday, July 23, 2014

More "Phoebe"

I'm making good progress on the finishing pass for "Phoebe" oil on linen panel, 9"x12". I'm finding a lot more color in her skin tones now, so I'm breaking out the cad orange, and alizarin crimson. She's on vacation in Jamaica so hopefully she won't come back with too dark of a tan or I'll have to go by what's already painted.

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

My First Commission

A friend of mine recently asked me to do a painting for his wife on the theme of movies and plays. She had seen a painting of mine from a while back that featured two black masks and she wanted something along those lines. Even though most of the painting fits the wifes interests I did manage to sneak in my friends love of home improvement projects by using a piece of plywood as a base and sheetrock in the background. The pic below shows the underpainting stage in development. "Attributes of Drama" oil on panel, 12"x16"

Saturday, July 12, 2014

More "Phoebe", and progress on a new still life

"Phoebe" oil on panel, 9"x12", in progress, "Cherry Tomatoes, and Books" oil on panel, 9"x12". I'm making good progress on the portrait. I started off with a raw umber underpainting over which I painted a color wash underpainting. Today I spent about three hours putting a finishing pass on the eyes. The still life is a new small painting, 9"x12", which I'm painting using daylight. It's taking a little getting used to but I'm enjoying the process.