Oil Portraits Paintings

These paintings were done back in 2015 and 2016 when I was often attending the open sessions at Patris Studio. I have to say they are not as bad as I thought. But I do need to go back and painting portraits again. Maybe that would be one of my New Year’s resolution.

Portrait of Zane

I finally was able to attend an open session at Patris Studio. It was good to be there drawing and painting from life. I started off with a pencil drawing which took about an hour. The next two hours was painting in oils with the Zorn limited palette – titanium white, ivory black, cadmium red and yellow ochre.

The last painting was done at home from a photo.

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Zane, 12 x 9 inches graphite and charcoal on toned paper
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Zane 1, 8 x 6 inches oil on canvas panel
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Zane 2, 10 x 8 inches oil on canvas panel

Derby Hat Girl

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Derby Hat Girl, 6 x 8 inches oil on canvas panel by Marlene Lee

A few years ago I painted this model in a live session. Fortunately I took a photo of her and found it recently. I still remember the look she had when posing in this derby hat.

Available for purchase at my Etsy shop.

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

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