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Old 04-15-2010, 03:37 PM
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Re: The Portrait Gallery, March-April 2010

I'm not really portrait painter... at least not of people. More comfortable painting furry faces. I was on another forum (not wetcanvas) and posted what I called a "portrait" and got severely lambasted for daring to call such a weak effort a portrait. Should I just say "a face"??

Anyhow, this is my brother's cat Trixie. Oh yeah, and my brother. In oils, on canvas. I'm not really happy with the skin tone and shadows on the cheeks and nose ... still learning.

And below that, the painting of my (step)daughter that provoked an ALL CAPS angry response once. (I hope it doesn't here....). Fortunately, my family doesn't seem to mind my using them for practice.



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Re: The Portrait Gallery, March-April 2010

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I decided to switch from drawing with charcoal to painting in oil with a limited palette at my weekly portrait workshop.

Here are the results from two weeks with this model, a lovely woman in her 60's. I used only Burnt Sienna, Ultramarine Blue and white, on a panel with a raw umber wash on it. I really struggle in oils, and even with this very limited palette, find it hard.

C's & C's welcome!

Hi Lauren,

You certainly have captured her likeness well! I recognized the model immediately when I saw your post (I have some watercolour sketches of her from my lifedrawing sessions).

If you want to work with a limited palette, have you thought about adding a yellow ochre and a cad red light to your range?

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Old 04-16-2010, 02:33 AM
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Re: The Portrait Gallery, March-April 2010

Hey Miriam…well shame on them…should be constructive criticism or keep quiet…I wonder how many people have given up on art because of yahoos…your work looks fine to me…

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Re: The Portrait Gallery, March-April 2010

Thank you Jeff. Your work is stunning!
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Re: The Portrait Gallery, March-April 2010

Miriam & Jeff -- wonderful work from both of you!

At my weekly Wednesday AM portrait workshop, we had new models for three sessions. Here is what I got done at the first session today.

Oils, on panel (around 10 x 15"):
After 1 hour:


... after another hour, for a total of about 2 hours & 10 minutes:

Detail:


Today I actually felt like I'm making progress with oils -- which tend to frustrate the [email protected]# out of me. Hope to keep progressing with this...

Cs & Cs welcome.

Now I'm off to get my taxes done (would rather be painting!)...
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Re: The Portrait Gallery, March-April 2010

i think i can post it here now oil apinting on a stretched canvas C&C welcome

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Re: The Portrait Gallery, March-April 2010

another version of self
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Re: The Portrait Gallery, March-April 2010

Hey Lauren…looks great and fast too…I admire anybody that can do anything in oils…

Hey Randa…very nice painting

Hey Larubia…beautiful self portrait
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Old 04-28-2010, 03:08 PM
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Re: The Portrait Gallery, March-April 2010

Thanks, Jeff!
Randa -- good work so far on the double-portrait. One thing that does jump out is that each subject has a very different colouring; I would have more of a common denominator in both, as she looks quite 'pink' and he looks more yellow. I think that actually -- though they each have different colouring -- there would be more of a common skin mix. Not sure I'm being clear....

Anne Marie -- another lovely SP -- love your palette and the ease you have with it.

Had another session with the portrait model this morning. Here it is after, first one more hour, and then at the end, after another hour -- for about 4 hours total now.

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Re: The Portrait Gallery, March-April 2010

I know, it's not April anymore...

Just finished this portrait of my wife.

On her suggestion it's titel is "Maligaya" - Happy, joyful in filippino.

30 x 40 cm oil in traditional layer painting on birch plywood with traditional gesso.
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