Rana. I struggled in this painting to create a composition out of such a long slender woman. In the end it became a matter of balancing colours.
Saturday, 24 May 2014
Wednesday, 30 April 2014
This portrait of Tony was painted in two sessions at my Thursday portrait group. The extra work gone into it has, I think, made it more complex and richer.
Wednesday, 2 April 2014
I first painted this lady two weeks ago. The other portrait was more flattering, but I prefer this one as it has more humanity.
Saturday, 22 March 2014
Friday, 7 March 2014
This is a painting that I did of Amy many months ago...but I decided to play around with gold paint in the background. It was effective in places, but I think I need to apply gold leaf to make it really work.
I was able to go back and finish off this painting of Theo, mostly by filling in the vivid red background.
Sunday, 2 March 2014
2nd March 2014
Rachel. I loved the yellowy greens in the jumper because they teamed up so beautifully with burnt sienna and even magenta.
In this painting of Lucy I liked the patterned dress, but it seemed rather 'fussy'....so I glazed over parts of it with magenta, and the effect was lovely.
I was struggling with all the grass and background in this picture, until I took a quick peak at Andrew James's paintings and I started to break it up into chunks.