Flesh tones on the face just need to be completed, with the correct highlights and shading, and I’ll probably add a nostril piercing. I had envisioned more of a gritty look to this, and may play with some harsher brush strokes to better portray the mood, but we’ll see what happens. What I find really interestingContinue reading “Kimbo, almost done”
Jasper is a friend’s Swissy, and she has a knack for capturing his funniest expressions. As the painting becomes more defined, his eyes will become more buggy and the tooth caught in his lip will be more visible. As it is now, there’s a lot of black on his muzzle and chin, which isContinue reading “Captain Derp”
And so another Swissy painting begins! I’d better go do some Christmas shopping, but am anxious to get an underpainting down…
I have made some progress on this, in the spaces around commissions. There is actually more depth to this in person than my camera has managed to capture. Perhaps one day I’ll learn to properly photograph my work. I think the anger and the pride are starting to come through. On this day, theContinue reading “Kimbo, some progress”
OK, so I haven’t really been completely unproductive. After doing a few dogs, I always need to go back to a human face. So, when a friend posted this selfie on facebook and said that she was feeling angry, I was intrigued. It didn’t look angry. Where is the anger? Anyway, I have a coupleContinue reading “Kimbo underpainting”
…or, unfinished. But undone sounds so much more interesting, like a 40-something woman sitting in the kitchen with disheveled hair, one leg up on the table, with a drink in one hand and a cigarette in the other. No, this Molly is just back behind the door, removed from the easel where she has satContinue reading “Molly Undone”
This is what I was working on during Open Studios, last weekend. Just need to finish her nose/muzzle and her tags.
Almost there! no whiskers yet, and some other minor details to be added or corrected, but it’s almost done.
I had been meaning to split a painting into a diptych (two canvases), but was waiting for the right one. Let’s see if I can finish this in time for Somerville Open Studios next weekend…
Usually, it’s the outtakes from the photo shoot that make the best paintings.