"Unfinished Painting: Santiago," Live Model. 8x10 Oil on Wood Panel. I ran out of time to fix the many perspective drawing errors on this one and would have like to have been able to take a photo to work on this at home to whip thi sin to shape but this is how far I got thinking we had another hour to go. The session stopped.
Monday, November 16, 2015
Sunday, November 15, 2015
Thursday, November 12, 2015
On My Easel: Sara Front View. 16x20 Oil on Canvas. Preliminary sketch. I normally do not sketch in such detail or do a full grisaille under painting but this model was difficult to capture. The drawing has her feel and looks like her for sure but I have a lot of adjustments to make to get the anatomy correct This will get done while painting.
On My Easel: Paul David Three Quarter View Session four 2. For some reason the prior post was over saturated once I uploaded it. This is closer to the colors.
Monday, November 9, 2015
On My Easel: Paul David Three Quarter View Session Four 2. Reference: my own. I concentrated on recapturing the facial features today and now need to turn my attention to the forehead, hair, background and clothing. AT this point I am happy with my progress. The painting looks quite detailed in real life. The camer seems to have flattened out some of the subtleties or not been able to read them
Sunday, November 8, 2015
On my Easel: Paul David Three Quarter view. Oil on Canvas. 11x14. Reference: My own. Not finished for the day but took a break to see how it was looking and take a process shot. Coming along. It surprises me that I have produces such a detailed painting. It was not my intention to be detailed as I generally like rougher work and strive for that but perhaps the fact that the composition lends itself to close up work. I am following where it takes me. A leson to myself though: When oiling down the painting to start painting anew, MAKE SURE you only oil out a DRY Painting!! LOL My painting was not dry from last night and I started to wipe oil on and totally smudged the far side of the forehead, eye and cheek!!! Hence the funky colors on the forehead. I will have to repaint the forehead and try to figure out what to do with the top of his head hari-wise. I also have his hair dark in general and will have ot work on it. Most of the work has been re-capturing the features and drawing. I am enjoying this so far...
On My Easel: Paul David Three Quarter View. 11x14 Oil on Canvas. Reference: My Own. Well here is today's progress. It's always one step forward and several back wards and always re-drawing. So have to recapture the mouth, shape of the head, the eyes...move the ear up.... So you want to paint in Oil? those are the breaks and you just have to work through it. NO PAIN? NO GAIN!