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This month's project, well one of them, is portraits.

I will post about 6 photos from the RIL to inspire you to make a start. You can paint or draw in any medium or style.

BUT, the added challenge this month is to get out your oil paints, if you have them, and try some oil paint portraits....using underpainting or direct painting.

An extra challenge, if you want to do it, is to paint in the style of a classical, impressionist, or expressionist painter.

If you are not inspired by these particular photos, feel free to add your own subject matter. The main idea is to make a start on portrait painting!!!

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Here are the photos to get you thinking portraits. All from the RIL on wetcanvas.








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Happy painting or drawing!!

Post your artwork in this thread...
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these are wonderful photos to choose from June !! I would like to
try an impressionistic painting of the girl with the dog by lisilk..
i do not have oils, but i do have some acrylics...somewhere..
hope this will do !! tyree

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Re: Portaits- Autumn Spirit

Colored Pencil and Oil Pastel on Colored Cardstock, reference photo from Pixabay. I have oil paints that I havent used in a while, may try for another portrait if I have time.
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Lovely brown colours in this portrait raini! Her eyes are beautiful! Good work with oil pastels! she looks as if she is bursting out of the picture to come and talk to us.
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Nice work, Raini. I am quite a fan of coloured pencil. And oil pastel for that matter, although I can't get any results out of it myself!

Here's a quick portrait sketch after one of the photos posted. A bit inaccurate, but I have learned to live with that; in almost thirty years of drawing I could never master accuracy, so I don't bother to try anymore.



I decided to experiment a bit with smudging around the graphite with a piece of tissue paper. It creates interesting effects and makes for good speed in a drawing.

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Nice sketch Brian, I like your smudging effect very much. You have caught the likeness of the man...and I think I will adopt your take on accuracy....life is short, might as we'll enjoy the ride eh!
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raini...that portrait is stunning...excellent work !!!
brian...great likeness, and I like the blending too !!
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And another one. I made her look too old, a mistake that often happens:

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Love your pencil portraits Brian, and the smudging with tissue looks so effective for shading. Softens the look.
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Oil Pastel and Colored Pencil on Strathmore Pastel Paper 9x11- I did this for WDE yesterday, thought I would share
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A beautiful portrait, capturing the child perfectly.
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Here's what I've done in alkyd oils so far. Using layering.









I haven't use oils in years. This is 9 by 12 ins on canvas.

I wanted to try the layering technique with oils, but I think I prefer direct painting, or maybe a tonal sketch and one layer of thick paint.

For me, layering just gives me an excuse to fiddle...not always a good thing!

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Beautifully done! You have caught her expression and I love the soft tones. Thanks for sharing your layering process, something I've been trying to focus on!
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