Saturday, 16 October 2010

Paintings and stuff

Hi everyone. This dump is a fairly mixed bag. The 3 broadly treated portraits are from the sessions at the West Hallam Portrait Group. The monochrome one was my first (rather bad) attempt at doing a Grisaille study. It was very interesting to do, so much quicker than painting in colour and really lets you focus on tone and edges. I will be doing more of these soon.

This one I revisited after the initial day of painting as I was not happy with the overall contrast. It got a bit fiddly in the end. Use the biggest brush you can for the job at hand!

This one is of my wife and was a much longer painting.
I did this as a birthday gift for my fine old friend Mr Chapman. He is such an excellent fellow and also is Batman!
Charcoal portrait. Begining of a long learning curve but i enjoyed it and learnt a great deal doing it!


rodrigoart said...

nice work jake! Youve got a good handle on knocking out those planes and faces! there isnt a better way to practise faces than painting from life i think, so keep it up!!

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