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xamugwump
10-13-2007, 12:11 AM
This was quite a challenge for me. I can usually take months to paint a portrait in oils - and I've only been painting since May - however I wanted to do this one using a grid.

No drawing, just painting from the photograph using a grid. This was painted in oils on 12 X 16 canvas paper in about 2.5 hours.

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/13-Oct-2007/113194-wde-oct12-ronald.jpg

bluefrog
10-13-2007, 12:32 AM
Wonderful work on this!

lisilk
10-13-2007, 12:50 AM
I'd say you have come a long way in a very short time.:thumbsup: Very good portrait for no drawing. You've done a good job with the light and shadow already. Keep going! Will check back.

Li

Elainepsq
10-13-2007, 01:10 AM
Wow, great portrait...... And painting directly without drawing!

carol_lee
10-13-2007, 01:10 AM
You really caught his expression... love the blue background! Nice lights and darks..

Carol

Brooklyn
10-13-2007, 01:12 AM
Very nice job!! Can't imagine painting that quickly in oils and with no sketch!!!
Pat

jlloren
10-13-2007, 02:59 AM
Very expressive!

Joel

Torny
10-13-2007, 03:24 AM
this is well done

connievanwinssen
10-13-2007, 03:39 AM
Very well done!:)

RogerPf
10-13-2007, 06:04 AM
Nice work Gail, especially for such a recent painter.

swampborn
10-13-2007, 09:03 AM
Hey Gail, I'm Gail too. :wave:
This is very nice. I haven't tried the grids yet,I'm new to painting and am still trying to find my niche. Good job!
Gail

xamugwump
10-13-2007, 10:47 AM
after two more hours here is Ronald finished.

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/13-Oct-2007/113194-Ronald-finished.jpg

Signchick
10-13-2007, 10:54 AM
WOW!! Ronald is exceptional!!!! How ever did you get that beard to look so real????? Wonderful skin, light & shadows!!! I am impressed!!!

Charlie's Mum
10-13-2007, 10:59 AM
You've done extremely well Gail - you must have painted in an earlier life! :lol:
Really good light and shade - excellent 'woolly' beard - I think you lost the mouth a little when growing his beard :lol:, but you have a great sense of 3D form here and your skin colours are super.

I think we'll be getting you to do demo threads soon!
Well done! :clap: :clap: :clap:

LJW
10-13-2007, 11:14 AM
Great portrait. You are doing extremely well for having painted for such a short time. Jane

ExpressiveAngie
10-13-2007, 11:17 AM
Wonderful finish!! :clap: this is amazing - can hardly believe you have been painting such a short time! :clap:

Cheryl T.
10-13-2007, 01:07 PM
Wonderful portrait!

lisilk
10-13-2007, 01:11 PM
What a fabulous finish Gail!:clap: Really captured the grizzled hair and beard, the light, the character. You should be very proud! Just imagine what your paintings will look like a year from now!

Li

ottwork
10-13-2007, 01:17 PM
:clap: Stellar work, Gail - really outstanding, especially considering how recently you started painting! :clap:

VeldaJ
10-13-2007, 05:39 PM
Excellent portrait.

Polygon
10-13-2007, 08:21 PM
Excellent! I love that beard, looks so soft, I want to touch it (hope he wouldn't mind!)

eyepaint
10-13-2007, 08:48 PM
... I can usually take months to paint a portrait in oils - and I've only been painting since May - however I wanted to do this one using a grid.

No drawing, just painting from the photograph using a grid....

Congratulations!! You pushed yourself and did a super job on this portrait :)

phoebecat
10-14-2007, 12:00 AM
Beautiful, expressive painting! I love the skin tones and the texture of his beard.


Anne

Chloe_1
10-14-2007, 03:22 AM
Great painting!
Keep up the good work;-)))

Dewi
10-14-2007, 03:53 AM
Hi Gail, as Maureen said you must have painted in an earlier life, impressive work :thumbsup:

suz_lyn
10-14-2007, 12:05 PM
Really nice!!!!!!! Especially that beard. Congrats on a terrific portrait!

xamugwump
10-14-2007, 05:39 PM
this is on watercolour postcard paper, painted in oils, took about 40 minutes. To meet the challenge of the change of season was a little trickier than I thought. :lol:

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/14-Oct-2007/113194-glass-slipper.jpg

lisilk
10-14-2007, 05:46 PM
Oh! Those glass slipper's going to be freezing in the snow! Brrr! very nice shoe.

justjean
10-14-2007, 07:57 PM
they are both great and you sure brought Ronald to life :thumbsup:

ANGHWAR
10-15-2007, 02:08 AM
Wonderful portrait and great shoe love the textured snow.

xamugwump
10-16-2007, 02:32 AM
Couldn't resist. Saw these images immediately. Finally had to paint. It was fun. Only took about 20 minutes and painted on old wallpaper with oil paints.

Hope you enjoy.



http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/16-Oct-2007/113194-wde-10-12-slotcanyon-003.jpg

lisilk
10-16-2007, 03:23 AM
I loved that canyon photo. You have captured the light and movement in a very short time! Well done!:thumbsup:

Li

weckster
10-16-2007, 05:05 AM
I love his beard and his eyes - textural and expressive. I admire you for doing this so quickly in oils

ANGHWAR
10-16-2007, 03:50 PM
There is definitely a "ROCK" star hiding in that canyon "FACE" well done

*Deirdre*
10-16-2007, 08:18 PM
Beautifully painted portrait...and canyon!:clap: :clap:

lmmilam
10-16-2007, 08:58 PM
:thumbsup: If this is a portrait you painted in 5 hours, I say.. paint more portraits!!

This is awesome.. you really nailed that beard! :clap: Lovely shoe and canyon, but the portrait is my favorite!

Cindy234
10-16-2007, 09:10 PM
Excellent work w Ronald! And I like the purple shoe!