Quick Oil Sketches

I love to sketch people and sketching figures in oil is one of my favourites.  I love the loose painterly, incompletness of a sketch, leaving the rest for the viewers eyes to fill in.  These sketches are all tiny: 5″x7″, therefore I suggested the facial features on only a few. #oilsketch #figuresketch #quicksketch #figures #beachfigures

 

The Arabian Nights

I loved the casual pose of the model and how the face is left to the imagination of the viewer.  It takes me to my childhood, in Nigeria, when I got hold of The Arabian Nights and I spent many hours reading the book.  I have left it in the unrefined painterly state.

#oilpainting#reader #girlreading #indoorpainting #paintingofaroom

Goodbye Summer

I took the pose from a photograph on the Internet.  However it is heavily re-interpreted and the girls face could not be discerned in the original photograph, so I created her face from my imagination.  

… And so it begins…

The best poses are not posed, and this couple delivered.  This is from a video, where this scene was merely a second or two long, so I had to be fast with my fingers to pause this scene.  I have changed the background quite a bit,  except for the couple and the single dirt road.

…And so it begins…