Wednesday, September 21, 2011
I am putting together a series of portrait paintings for my portfolio and looking for people to model. Distance is not an issue, since I can paint from photo reference. The participant would need to be willing to take pictures for me to paint from. Those interested join the event friend me on facebook and message me your email address and I will send you info on what type of photos I am looking for and suggestions on how to take them. Those selected will get a digital copy of the portrait I paint.
Wednesday, June 1, 2011
Friday, April 15, 2011
I haven't been very pleased with the results of my work and decided to improve my observation of value, color and edges. I decided to study Bouguereau and a a few others to make needed improvements. I also have been reading Solomon J Solomon's book about painting and have been experimenting with the painting method he describes, which is painting wet into wet alla prima. It is similar to the way Jeremy Lipking and Joseph Todorovitch paint, in as far as I can gather. It is painting lights and darks into an average color value wet base. I have been happy with the results and it is so much easier to work edges when painting wet into wet. Must of the work is small and quick, not much bigger than 4"x6".