Warm up portrait before the first week following along with Our Painted Lives first week challenge.
Her wistful look instantly intrigued me and it was fun painting the detailing in her coat in a minimal painterly fashion, ensuring focus still travelled up towards her face..
Ref Photo Credit : Omid Armin on Unsplash
Thank you for the visit!.. :)
This little 4x4" was painted alla prima, using the minimal amount of strokes to express the subject matter..
Hi guys! This little gesture was done in three hues - Ivory Black, Burnt Umber and Burnt Sienna on a toned acrylic ground of Ultramarine + either Ivory Black or Raw Umber (I can't recall!)! I tried to apply each stroke deliberately and accurately, so as to ensure an expressive and confident piece, using the minimal amount of strokes to express the form..
The original is a small study ( There are a few WIP pics at 'Ivory Gesture' ) however the best thing about having a really high res great scanner is I can scan really high resolution images of small works like this and make them available as high quality giclees in quite large sizes (Saatchi have Ivory Gesture Prints at sizes up to 34 Inches ! ).. As long as the artwork fits my little over A4 size scanner (or can be scanned in parts, and combined), I can get really superior quality images for all my art prints !.. :D
Anyways thanks for dropping by guys!
Hope you all are keeping safe and your souls fulfilled !
p.s. See how this piece was created at : Infox' Oil and Silverleaf Painting WIP
Hiya guys, Can't say as many of these dailies have been turning out as I'd like. Painting them each within a set limited time frame has proven challenging and these latest actually extended beyond the 1h set quite a bit.
Still I think it's really good practice to to try to quickly think of all the variables required for a good compo / painting - hues, temperature, composition, light, hard & soft edge, depth, weight and so much more.
I see these dailies as just sorta sprints to prime my brain to think quickly through the problems that I have already practiced thinking about in longer drawn out artworks though. Done on their own, they would probably have the terrible effect of inculcating a shoddy habit of mindless quick painting.
It's a skill to work methodically with precision while still doing so fast. Setting a time limit for a painting like this should be done purposefully as a side to the real practice of creating art where one has all the time needed to work out and ruminate on all the nuances of a piece. One naturally gets faster at it in time anyway.
Anyways all new dailies (that have survived) are posted on Studies before anywhere else so do drop by if you are interested! :)
Hiya! So if ya haven't seen my latest fb or insta posts you may not have spied my latest conceptual drawing yet.
Drawn with contouring colour pencil crosshatching and charcoal pencil on dark suede coloured paper, this piece is also accented with silver and gold metal leaf!
Check out how this piece was created on my blog post
'Binary Movement' Charcoal and Colour Pencil Drawing WIP'
See ya! Thanks for the visit!.. :)
Hiya guys! I've recently started incorporating these lil' life still life paintings in to my daily warmup sessions!..
Painted quickly alla prima, I'm hoping this will help me hone my life painting skills, especially in colour mixing and observation.
Someday's fall flat, in which case I just wipe the support clean ready for the next days daily. Luckily most days I manage to wrangle up something decent though.. at least so far.. :)
Here are the first few that I've recently made available for collection...
Thanks for dropping by folks!
Hiya, this shy gal was part t of my drawing practice yesterday (in 2D). I loved the shy, awkward pose of this model and tried to convay this in this minimal gestural piece..
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