Sunday, June 29, 2014

Art: Portrait of Samantha III.

Portrait of Samantha III (Oil on canvas board, 9x12").

A few close-up views:

Over my studies, it took me a while to realize how desaturated flesh colors really were.  I used complementary colors and Gamblin's Radiant Blue to grey-down colors and preserve the quality of the mixtures.

It has been a while since I've painted a portrait.  I was pleased with how this turned out and surprised myself a bit.  It feels "painterly," which is a quality I love.

Here are a few process shots.  I drew the outline in a mixture of red oxide, alizarin crimson, and ultramarine blue.

Tuesday, June 17, 2014

Sketchbook: Zara In Robe.

Zara In Robe (Ballpoint pen, watercolor, and gouache in Moleskine sketchbook).