Young Girl

Still working only with Zorn palette; a limited palette of just four colors; titanium white, ivory black, yellow ochre, and cadmium red. Even with just those four, I feel there is so much colors I can reproduce. The Zorn palette works well with portraits and figures but with landscapes and still not quite sure.

Since the photo was from Pinterest and probably copyrighted, I cannot sell the painting.

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Young Girl, 8 x 6 inches oil on canvas panel
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Matthew’s Hair

My youngest son loves to style his hair. When he was around 10, he grew it very long and would swing his head around to flip his hair around. Now in his 20s he shaves the sides very close and leave the top long.

This was painted from a photo.

I’m available for commissions. More info in my Etsy shop at https://www.etsy.com/listing/216684232/custom-family-oil-paintings-8-x-10?ref=shop_home_feat_2

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Matthew’s Hair by Marlene Lee, 8 x 10 oil on panel

#36 Oil Portrait

This is a oil portrait of a young man who posed for me at the International Festival. I was struck by how the light hit his face – nice shadows and light. So taken a photo of him, I painted this portrait. Again I’m using the Zorn palette. Because of the success of the sale of this portrait No. 34, I’m aiming to complete portrait.

 

Young Man at the International Festival
No. 36 Oct. 20, 2016 oil on canvas paper, 12 x 9 inches

Davis Art Open Studio – a Success!

The past weekend 28 artists in Davis open up their studios for visitors and possible sales. This was the second year for me. And I realized after this weekend that it will a part of my art yearly event.

This portrait is number 34 of oil portraits paintings that I had been doing in the Zorn palette. I wasn’t planning to sell it. It was laid out to dry completely and then later to be scan. But a dear friend wanted it and is interested in buying it.

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Young Man with the Pigtails, oil on canvas paper, 10 x 8 inches

Sri at Patris

Thirty Paintings in 30 Days – Day Twenty-Eight

Last two days of the challenge! I do confess that I had painted some of these paintings before the start of the challenge. But I do paint everyday.

This portrait sketch is number 30 of the oil portraits painted in the zorn palette (titamiun white, ivory black, cadmium red and yellow ochre). It was painted from a photo that I took of the model. It’s been a long road but I’m slowly getting there.

There’s a few details that I’m not happy with – the  right side of her face is a bit too wide and her choke collar is not drawn well. But the values are there.

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