Monthly Archives: April 2020

What is handsome? – Oil Painting of a man.

I have found this very baffling.  I quite often see disagreements between women on what is a good looking man, and sometimes what I think is a good looking man, I am often told by my wife and daughters that they are OK looking?  Here is a portrait in oil of a man that I think is fairly good looking… Also, it is much easier to paint and draw a man than a woman, that needs extra care to make their skin porcelain-like.  (Reference photo was from Pinterest).  Thank you for visiting and enjoy!

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Beauty lies in the eyes of the beholder

I am sure many women would find this gentleman attractive.  I definitely found him a great subject to paint.  Of course, the rings and the shaved head was what drew me to him.  Thank you and Enjoy!

Copying the Old Masters

This is a quick copy (1hour) of a Sargent painting.  I was practicing value and temperature more than the proportion in this one.  I used mostly bristle brush on this one and then a soft brush, in the end, to smooth things out.  It is always easier to paint men than women (and Children).  Women (and Children) portraits require careful rendition and are not forgiving.  Enjoy!

Another Sketch, Another beauty, Another day

These are strange times we are living in.   You would think I would be sketching and painting a lot, during the outbreak, but that has not been the case.  Anyhow, enjoy!