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Devoted 2Art
04-03-2013, 03:36 PM
Sketched & started both of these last night & did a some more this morning.
Basically started with the same palette as my Anthony Ryder painting.
(Dark ochre wc & gouache mix/ 2 reds, 2 yellows, yellow ochre, blue violet mix, olive green/ burnt sienna mix & 2 different whites.)

Calf Photo : From Paint My Photo
Fence - My own construction using Photoshop
Artist Photo : From the RIL (Somebody might recognize her - NO - It's not a younger Helen Mirren!:D)

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/03-Apr-2013/1003102-DFMI__BA_Step_001.jpg
"Don't Fence Me In" & "The Beautiful Artist" Step 001

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/03-Apr-2013/1003102-DFMI__BA_Step_002.jpg
"Don't Fence Me In" & "The Beautiful Artist" Step 002

"Don't Fence Me In" : 15" X 11" / Stonehenge Paper
"The Beautiful Artist" 10" x 12" / Stonehenge Paper

More work tonight after allowing both of these to dry thoroughly.
C & C most welcome- Thanks for looking -
-John

Yorky
04-03-2013, 05:08 PM
A great start John. Do I see Lulu?

Doug

Devoted 2Art
04-04-2013, 12:04 AM
Thank you Doug - Yes it is Lulu - Found the photo in the RIL while looking for a portrait to practice on. It's such a beautiful photo. I hope she doesn't mind.

After a couple hours on this one - I'm ready to put it away for the night. Tomorrow I'll work on the eyes and other areas I'm having difficulty with.
No new work on the calf tonight.

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/03-Apr-2013/1003102-Beautiful_Artist_Step_04.jpg

This is really a lot more difficult that some folks make it look:eek: . Looks like I need a lot of practice.

C & C Most welcome - Thank for looking.
-John

Lulu
04-04-2013, 12:39 AM
I hope she doesn't mind.



She doesn't mind a bit John! In fact I'm delighted.
And you are doing so well, I just love your style.
I'll be back to check on progress:D

The calf is looking lovely too.

pjartwc
04-04-2013, 04:48 AM
Great start John, Looking forward to seeing it progress.

Mike3839
04-04-2013, 07:21 AM
A wonderful start on both John, Lulu is terrific and beautiful, I'll be checking your progress.

Mike

Devoted 2Art
04-05-2013, 12:09 AM
Thank you Lulu - So glad you approve - It's really good practice since I'm not used to doing such focused portraits. Hope I can complete it. (Might be asking for some tips soon.)

Thank you very much for your comments Jan & Mike. They're very appreciated.


Here's tonight's work. After a couple more hours of Maimeri & Rowney gouache (with some Schmincke Zinc White & Holbein Brilliant Pink Gouache)- I think I've made it through the difficult stage.

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/05-Apr-2013/1003102-Beautiful_Artist_Step_05.jpg

Any and all C & C most welcome. Thanks in advance.
Thanks for looking.
-John

Lulu
04-05-2013, 12:37 AM
Looking so so good John...
You don't need any tips, you're doing well.

Devoted 2Art
04-05-2013, 09:06 PM
Thank you so much Lulu. It's a real pleasure to work on but I didn't get to any more today.... Did some work on the calf today - Final is in the Gallery.
Thanks!
-John

Merritt
04-08-2013, 06:37 AM
Great work nice to see the transitions of tones, is a pleasure to view.

Devoted 2Art
04-09-2013, 01:14 AM
Thank you for your interest & comments Merritt.

Both of these are now complete & in the gallery.
http://www.wetcanvas.com/forums/showthread.php?t=1313528

http://www.wetcanvas.com/forums/showthread.php?t=1313416

-John

ArtsyMom
04-10-2013, 02:50 PM
Beautifully done so far, John. Will look forward to finish, which I'm sure will be great.

Devoted 2Art
04-10-2013, 08:03 PM
Thank you so much Lil!
I've posted both of these in the Gallery but I guess it would be OK to show them here as well. This is the finished version of both.

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/10-Apr-2013/1003102-1003102-Dont_Fence_Me_In.jpg
"Don't Fence Me In" / Gouache + Watercolor / 11" x 15" / Stonehenge Paper

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/10-Apr-2013/1003102-1003102-The_Beautiful_Artist.jpg
"The Beautiful Artist" / Watercolor + Gouache / 9.5" x 12" / Stonehenge Paper

Thank you again for the comments.
C & C welcome.
-John