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.
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?
This portrait was painted from a photo I took of the model at a drop-in session. Not the best photo. Blurry, not much detailed but yet enough information about the value changes that I can paint from it. In fact, I heard recently from a podcast that most artists if they paint from photos would preferred blurry ones.
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.