Third in my 15 photo portrait challenge.
Fun parts to work on: his face is slightly to side and his chin is up a bit. Wow.
And he’s a handsome man. And it was hard to capture his expression.
I warmed up using a sponge and blue paint to explore light and dark and his face position. I think the curves of his eyelids were critical somehow!
Or simply discovering something else along the way??
Trying to mix up some colors for a sunflower painting. Was not hitting a match in colors of photograph.
But not wanting to waste paint . . . I painted over a canvas I had.
Used all the color, but was looking for more definition:
And one for MJK:
First pass at #2. Started by following the shapes of the shadows. I will try this one again.
I was thinking of lights and darks while at my church retreat.
First of 15 charcoal portraits from BECU ads.
More Mom art, this time using Russian postage stamps.
I’m having a bit of a struggle locating the paper that we used in class in Portland. A couple of days ago, I smeared the remains of my palette onto an available piece of newsprint. That resulted in an inviting swirl.
So today I built on that pleasing swirl.
The Garry oak is native to Washington. It’s a beautiful tree with a lovely shape.
I got some colored pastels to try, since I like charcoal so much. I wondered how it would be similar or different from charcoal, and how colors might blend.
It’s been a long time since I’ve heard a good solid rain. So lovely.