View Full Version : Today's Painting - Arab Head Study

03-25-2015, 05:07 PM
Here's today's work, an attempt at an Arabian head portrait from memory. Any crits or suggestions are always welcome.

03-25-2015, 07:37 PM
ooh, that's neat! I like it.

03-25-2015, 08:10 PM
Thank you very much. :)

Bob in Florida
03-25-2015, 10:19 PM
From memory? That's pretty good.

03-25-2015, 10:22 PM

Actually, everything I've been doing has been from memory, I have been going through the library here though, and am going to try using a picture reference for some stuff coming up though. I've never really done that.

03-25-2015, 11:00 PM
I have no idea what an Arabian horse looks like, but that's a pretty neat picture.

What's the size?

03-25-2015, 11:01 PM
Thanks Cliff. I did it on a 5x7 canvas board... now wishing I had gone ahead and put it on a 16x20 canvas... lol. Next time. Horses are kind of a fall back for me. While my painting techniques are far from perfect yet, I can draw them from memory pretty much in my sleep.

03-26-2015, 01:22 AM
I like what you've done.

03-26-2015, 01:32 AM
Thanks Colin.

03-26-2015, 11:02 AM
That's really good from memory. Usually a sign that you've drawn something a lot lol.

03-26-2015, 11:17 AM
Thanks Michelle. Yeah, horses have always been a fascination for me, and over the years have owned several along with drawing them since childhood.

03-26-2015, 12:32 PM
I really like the way you painted this...and from memory!!

At my age this is what I would paint from memory:

(I can't remember much anymore ) ;)

03-26-2015, 01:27 PM
Thanks Jim! --- and I can identify with the agism. :)