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Old 07-02-2011, 07:04 PM
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Use to denote nudity/mature subject matter Portrait Gallery -- July/ August 2011

What's on your easel (or in your sketchbook) this month?

Show a finished portrait or one in any stage of progress (WIP = Work in Progress). This thread is for showcasing your work; others will only critique your work if you request it.

So please show us what you've been up to this month. We'd love to see it.

If you welcome Comments and/or Critique, let us know when you post (ie: "Cs & Cs welcome")

Even if you have already shown it in the main portraiture forum, you are invited to showcase it in this thread, also, as this thread will remain in the Library Archives. (We welcome Self-portraits... anything portrait, in all mediums)

And be sure to check out previous Portrait Galleries in the Archives. Lots of great work in there!

So... let's get those portraits set up in the gallery....
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Re: Portrait Gallery -- July/ August 2011

Lauren - here's a study for the slaughter, I mean to share.. this ultimately went in a direction I did not care for and I don't think I will finish it more - but that's that. "Etta" a classmate on gesso-board - about 10 hours and 11 x 14" in oil paint.

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Re: Portrait Gallery -- July/ August 2011

So, Kevin, tell me what you don't like here?
I just see a really awesome portrait!
Those eyes are amazing -- you've captured her character.
Very skillful -- in my opinion. I guess I need to learn more so I can see the faults you see.
... and the subtlety of the freckles on her nose.... wonderful!

Makes me think: I find that the more I learn (art skills, that is), the more faults I see in my own work. I guess we keep raising the bar and then we try to jump over it!

Thanks for starting off the July/ August gallery with such a fine portrait!
It's an honour to have this one up in the gallery!
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Re: Portrait Gallery -- July/ August 2011

Hi Lauren, well it is a limited palette experiment: burnt umber, burnt sienna , ultramarine blue and white. It's just a little too.. "illustrator-y".. But still.. Fun to figure out w limited palette..

The more you learn.. Yeah!

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Re: Portrait Gallery -- July/ August 2011

It's interesting, because when I first saw this I thought it looked a bit different from your regular work Kevin. But I couldn't quite place why. Now that you've mentioned that you think it looks a bit "illustrator-y" it makes sense. But I still can't place what it is about this portrait that gives off that kind of vibe compared to your regular work. The colours maybe? Either way it's a beautiful portrait!
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Limited palette or not this is gorgeous Kevin
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Re: Portrait Gallery -- July/ August 2011

I wouldn't have known there was no red in that painting, Kevin... wonderful use of limited palette! And thank you for hosting this thread Lauren

So these are X-posts from this week's WDE at Drawing & Sketching, with Michaeleric hosting. Approx 3 plus hours each (excluding breaks), acrylic on 14" x 11" paper.

Kristin: The brush sketch at 1 hr is here.

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Marina: The brush sketch at 1 hr is here.

Original reference.

Thank you for looking!
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Prosenjit! Those are just awesome! Super dimensional!!

I guess Burnt Sienna can sub for red ok!

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Re: Portrait Gallery -- July/ August 2011

Kevin, your painting is so amazing.

Roy P, your facial expressions are very well rendered!

Here are a few recent studies from art class. The first is a work in progress in the academic style (do the eyes need more work? I can't tell anymore...). The second and third were more loosely painted with a brush and a palette knife, respectively. Oil on board. C&C welcome.



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Re: Portrait Gallery -- July/ August 2011

Kevin, WOW! I love it, I want paint like this too!!!
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Re: Portrait Gallery -- July/ August 2011

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Kevin, your painting is so amazing.

Roy P, your facial expressions are very well rendered!

Here are a few recent studies from art class. The first is a work in progress in the academic style (do the eyes need more work? I can't tell anymore...). The second and third were more loosely painted with a brush and a palette knife, respectively. Oil on board. C&C welcome.




Raeburn - that last one i think is just -- WOW! do you know Anne Gale's work ? check her out.. the first painting - you know the more refined the approach the more all things need to be sort-of up at a certain level ( re: your q about the eyes)..

Great stuff!
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Re: Portrait Gallery -- July/ August 2011

Oh thanks a tonne Kevin! You're kind as ever
Hi Raeburn... thank you! I love your last portrait too.
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Re: Portrait Gallery -- July/ August 2011

Well, the guys have certainly thrown down the gauntlet! Fabulous works all.
Kevin- such a beauty! It may have not suited your purposes- but certainly a treat to my eyes!
Prosenjit- love the expressions on these faces- so difficult to achieve, but you make it look effortless!
Raeburn- you are really showing your versatility- and much to admire with all!
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Your All Masterful by the looks of all this finery .... (((Gulp))) ~Impressive stuff !!!
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Re: Portrait Gallery -- July/ August 2011

Kevin- love it! The edges are masterfully done providing great depth- I certainly wouldn't have said limited pallette!

I've been trying to put a finger on the 'illustratory' thing. Is it the depth/ focus makes this look like a photo that you don't like? i.e. is it too photo-realistic?

Raeburn- I like the pallette knife portraits particularly the profile one- lovely colour and bravery in that!

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