Sunday, February 12, 2006
Saturday, February 11, 2006
I spent a litle more time on this one and luckily I didn't balls it up, so I'm pleased with the result. About two and a half hours. It's tricky when you think you should stop the painting before ruining it but you need to add some more details to make it more complete....where's the save button!?
Several quick sketches of different faces to loosen up. It's good not to get to bogged down with completing a picture, here I stopped when I wanted to .....but by the time I came to paint again the oils had dried up so I couldn't continue anyway, I would only have messed things up.
Painted from a magazine photo..
This was painted from an image in a magazine of an Hollywood actress whom I forget the name of..which is good because it probably doesn't look much like her..
Another painted from a magazine....makes good practice I guess.
A painting from a photograph.
A caricature of Bette Davis painted several years ago. Painted in acrylic, which took some getting used to after painting with oils...
Friday, February 10, 2006
A diary of the year 2006. Each Wednesday I will attempt a painting class and hopefully by the end of the year I will have made some progress with my ability to control the medium of oil paint. We will see...I will probably get worse and worse..Whoo Hoo!