BECU 3

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.

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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!

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Mistakes?

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.

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Used all the color, but was looking for more definition:

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And one for MJK:

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BECU 2

First pass at #2. Started by following the shapes of the shadows. I will try this one again.

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I was thinking of lights and darks while at my church retreat.

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Newsprint

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.5C14E577-2D23-43BA-B71F-E7631A6853B7.jpeg

Quercus garryana

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.

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