Everything in this painting exudes elegance to me. A tender plant, a dainty chain necklace and a beautiful curvy vase/pitcher. Enjoy!
Here is another sketch of a rather good looking gentleman with a Cool haircut… I don’t think my sketch does justice to his haircut. I don’t think many people can pull-off this kind of haircut, but it suited his chiseled face quite well.
I did show him this picture, but I forgot to get his name… oops! He enjoyed looking at his sketch.
For my artist friends: I used a Sienna (i.e Red-Brown), Umber (Brown-Black) and White for this sketch. Took 30minutes.
I transformed the previous monochrome portrait into color (please see the previous post, just scroll down). This meant more staring at myself in the mirror. I played with cropping of the final painting and I found that I liked it cropped this way.
Oh! Well I plan to do many more of this, the only model that is willing and available 100% of the time is myself. Many more poses and hopefully with a smile.
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I have been doing lots of self-portraits to push my skills to the next level. This is a monochromatic study in, oil of myself, in Transparent Oxide Brown and Gamsol. Down the road I will be posting full palette color portraits of myself, once I feel they are good enough to share with the world.
I don’t feel I am ready for prime-time when it comes to self-portraits. To me, self-portraits are the hardest for several reasons. The subject, meaning myself, keeps moving every time I look into the mirror and back to the canvas. The mirror inverts the image. So, no matter how accurate you are, you will always paint a latterly inverted image of yourself. The most hardest, to explain and understand, is that my features appear different, every time I see myself in the mirror, which makes things a little challenging.