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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Three Blueberries

Still marching on with the Thirty Paintings in 30 Days – Day Twenty-Five

I discovered I love to paint blueberries. They seem dull at first..hardly any colors or values. Just this big blue blob. But looking closely there’s so much more color. Variation of blues, a touch of red, bluish white for the highlights. The big red “thing” didn’t quite work for me. Anyone know what it is?

And again I used colored papers.

“Three Blueberries” oil on canvas panel, 6 x 6 inches by Marlene Lee

Painting 23

Painting 23 of Thirty Paintings in Thirty Days. Still practicing the Zorn palette.

I have been watching videos of Sherrie McGraw’s demos. In one of demos, she paints a model in full light..barely any shadows. So when I painted this photo of this model, I concentrated on plane changes.


photo reference from Bright Light Fine Art.