Category Archives: oil painting

Increments

Yesterday: Today: (Due to lighting changes, the colors don’t quite match up, but for reference I did very little to her face between yesterday and today, so the colors should be about the same – but clearly aren’t) Very close … Continue reading

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Back in the Saddle

It doesn’t take much time at all to make a big difference. Before: After: Granted, the after photo is a bit more blurry, but I was juggling the baby and camera. I think the improvement is apparent, anyway. One more … Continue reading

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Friday Portrait, March 6

Today I finally went back to it. Below is the end result: To see the process unfold, read on…

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Portrait, Stage 4

Last night and this afternoon, I left the faces alone and worked on the clothes and hands. They’re fairly simple and gestural, and aside from touching up a couple spots I’ll probably leave them that way. The shiny parts on … Continue reading

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Portrait, Stage 3.2

About twenty minutes ago, I had an Ah ha! moment, where my eyes flicked between the faces (as opposed to focusing on an eyelid or a lipline) and I thought “Oh, hi! There you are!” I figured that was a … Continue reading

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Portrait, Stage 3.1

Moving along, it doesn’t look quite so ugly today. I worked mainly on his face and her hair, and will continue tomorrow with her face (which is currently driving me a little crazy because it’s off). The colors aren’t quite … Continue reading

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Portrait Work: Stage Two

The second stage of a painting often feels rather like a pitched battle. You have to put down big swaths of paint, not too thick but not too thin, and try to keep the colors where you want them. Mixing … Continue reading

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