Friday, January 11, 2013

Grandchild

J J
8 X 10
Oil on Hardboard






Whew!  This was a doosey but it is done.  Yea!  I'm quite happy with how this came out.  As I'm looking at the picture on the computer I think I would like to darken his shirt a little but other than that I'm happy.

If you are interested, you can keep reading and see the progression of this painting.

Here is te reference photo with a great deal of glare on it.  But I think you can get the picture.  Picture get it?

The drawing in charcoal.




And we begin to paint




I took a photo at each break that I took.




It was really tough to paint green skin and hair, but that is what the picture dictated.






Eyes are always a challenge.  I like how JJ's turned out, but in the photo reference he is not looking at you.




All done.  I kept track of my time.  This 8 X 10 took me about 7 hours all together.  I love doing portraits.  I will be looking for the next one to do.








Pre and Post palattes.  I pre-mixed all of the color chains.  The biggest challenge I had with this painting was finding a Titanium white that didn't give everything a pink tint.  Windsor and Newton was the best one in my paint box.  I ordered Rembrant as that was suggested.  Hopefully it will stay true.

Thanks for reading and I love getting your comments.

Karla

10 comments:

  1. Very impressive! You did a great job.

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  2. What a beautiful portrait and great to see the progression. I agree with your other posted comments, very impressive.

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  3. You are brave to paint a portrait in a day! Well done! Interesting how palette's get by the end of the painting time. Thanks you made it 'real'. and thanks for sharing your process!

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  4. Oh, my goodness, Karla! This is so wonderful!!! I absolutely love seeing your progress photos, too. Thank you for sharing!

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  5. Wow, this is really good! I enjoyed seeing your process also.

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  6. Brilliant!! Karla this is superb!! The skin-tones and brushwork are amazing.Thanks for showing your process ,it was fascinating to see.

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  7. Thank you all so much for your support and encouagement.

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  8. Wow, Karla! This is a superb portrait, you must be so pleased with such a great result.
    I love the fact that you included progressive photos.

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