Some practice from photo ref.
Tuesday, October 4, 2011
Saturday, October 1, 2011
Some studies in oil.
Quick copy of a Repin portrait. I mainly wanted to study some of the paint application and color used in the skin. Mine ended up a little less chromatic in the ruddy areas, which is a problem I run into constantly when painting skin. I may need to practice some red swatches. The drawing's also a bit off here, but it was dashed off pretty quickly. This was done on tracing paper.
Mountain study from photo. Also on tracing paper. I should try doing on illustration on mylar sometime...
Cloud study from imagination. After horribly botching a recent painting (which I won't share here...) I started doing a bunch of cloud studies so that I go in better prepared next time. Still working at it. This is on canvas panel, one of the most vile surfaces known to man.