08.26.2017 – More progress – Cake!

I worked on the blues yesterday on this one, specifically the eyes, shirt, and blue frosting.  The outlining on the eyes went way too dark and cartoony and I need to layer in some shadowing, but I plan to remedy that on the next refinement of the skin tones, smoking out the lines and blending…

07.29.2017 – In Progress – ‘Cake!’

I’m not entirely sure where I’m going to go with this one, especially in the background, but I’ve got a start on the portrait, feeling my way through it, trying things out.  I’m branching off and making up the color scheme as I go along, so the painting wanders as I work on it.  I’m…

04.16.2017 ‘Nedah’

‘Nedah’ Portrait in Acrylics 04.16.2017 A new challenge today – painting darkly pigmented skin.  This was a fun portrait to paint, though challenging in judging the darker skin tones.  I am delighted with how this portrait cam out, especially the mouth.   I struggle with the mouth and it took me a while to get…

04.15.2017 ‘Anders Zorn’

‘Anders Zorn’ Portrait in Acrylics 04.15.2017 I painted this small 8″ x 6 ” portrait of the man, himself, Anders Zorn, taken from a full body self portrait by the man, himself.  The portrait is in acrylics, using the Zorn palette of cadmium red, yellow ochre, mars black, and titanium white, with a little burnt…

04.08.2017 – ‘Grey Lady’

‘Grey Lady’ Portrait in Acrylics 04.08.2017 I painted this portrait today using a slightly modified Zorn palette (White/Black/Yellow Ochre/Light Cadmium Red with a little Raw Umber thrown in).  It was great practice at mixing various muted light flesh tones and trying to balance the warmth and the cool.  I had a lot of fun working through…

02.15.2017 – Fancy a “Cup O’ Tea”?

This little acrylic was painted of my cup of tea in the sun in the windowsill, with the winter snow behind.  I loved the appearance of the blue bottle and sugar bowl behind. The reflections were gorgeous and I couldn’t resist painting this little still life. ‘Cup O’ Tea’ Still Life Acrylics 02.15.2017