Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Once again with speeding

Another single session portrait, about 2 hours. Working with some new brushes, and colors. A bit more deliberate in approach (at least for me).

Most of my painting in the last year has been with water soluble oil paint. There are times when I miss acrylics, especially when painting two colors next to each other that I don't want to mix at all (very different values and colors that I want to be separate). Acrylics do tend to stay put and it's easy to paint right over something almost immediately.. Not so with oils! Hence the wiping out and repainting or the layers of glazing. The upside of oils is the blending and mixing, which I am just starting to appreciate and play with.  Aloha!

Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Another Fast Portrait Painting

Was out last week, having a marvelous time in Hilton Head, SC!!! Back in class this morning, but we had another model who couldn't make it, so Karen was nice enough to step in for us. Don't know if we'll have the chance to work on this again or if this is a one-session painting, so we all tried to take it as far as we could in about 2 hours.

And nothing to do with painting, but it made me smile, so just have to share this link....Where the Hell is Matt? (2008) - YouTube

Tuesday, April 3, 2012

Speed Portrait, Tom Edgerton

Only about 1.5 hrs in this portrait....apologies to Tom who has a much gentler expression than this, but didn't quite get to finish! Our model was a no-show, so Tom had to critique without really being able to see the model (himself). He set up an interesting lighting arrangement  too, so it was a true challenge. Guess what? Challenges are GREAT when it comes to paint.

Have been working a bit extra in the last month, so almost no painting outside of class. This makes me a little crazy...thanks for hanging with me! Also a warm welcome to new followers...Aloha!