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Old 07-16-2007, 06:13 PM
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Portrait demonstration from France

I thought I would try to post a demo that I did recently that may or may not be of interest.Perhaps I should have photographed it earlier as the first stage was after an hour or so.It was painted oil on canvas.


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Old 07-16-2007, 07:01 PM
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Great! I especially like the hands, they're wonderful, so detailed and life-like. And you obviously have fun in the process, with the free-flowing strokes in the underlayers that are then tamed in the final layers, but the life underneath shows through!
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Old 07-16-2007, 07:08 PM
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Thankyou Villi,

I just try to paint the shapes the tones and colours make.There is little detail close up.

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Nice mate. I like you loose style as well as well observation on light. Thanks for wip.

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Wow, brilliant work. thanks for the demo. Top notch skill, wish to be that good someday.
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Exceptional work Albo! As is the work on your website. It is very interesting to see the way you work too. I'm particularly interested by the blocking out of the large planes with little drawing detail. Not the way I work at all.
Can you tell me have you used live models to sit? Do you take photos? and do you paint them in the studio and add the setting later?
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Beautiful! Amazing how you pulled that out of there! Thanks for the neat WIP!

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I thought I would try to post a demo that I did recently that may or may not be of interest....

It most certainly is of interest. I like the way you progressed. And, those hands! ... Well, they are just awesome!
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Wow!
Excellent work.
Great demo and the hands are special!
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Fabulous work
I had a look at your web site also, I really like your style.
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When I looked at the thumbnails lined up at the bottom of your post I thought the last one was a reference photo until I opened it up, Awesome painting thanks for showing us,
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Old 07-17-2007, 05:55 AM
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Exceptional work Albo! As is the work on your website. It is very interesting to see the way you work too. I'm particularly interested by the blocking out of the large planes with little drawing detail. Not the way I work at all.
Can you tell me have you used live models to sit? Do you take photos? and do you paint them in the studio and add the setting later?
cheers,
Matthew

Thankyou Matthew,

I always paint from life with portraits,although this sometimes means doing a portrait sketch in oils 2-3 hours.Then lots of photos and work on a larger version at my studio.I use a background that is already there.
There has been a few exceptions a couple of times with children where I have had to use my own photos.

With figures in settings I can replace or edit backgrounds as long as the light source is the same.

There are differences between working from photos and life,colours,tone(the lightest and darkest tones merge together in photos)
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Hi Aldo: Been a big fan of your work for a few years, since I discovered it one day.
Welcome here!
Wonderful, inspiring wip.
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Beautiful! Love the paintings on your website as well. Your loose style is very eye-catching!

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terrific. Nicely done. I envy your abilities!
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