Getting there. Just need the colour in the dress and it’s pretty much done.
Well, our web hosting got hacked. We decided to switch to a new hosting company but I lost several months of posts. Here’s a whole bunch of photos from all those lost posts – enjoy!
I have done a grisaille today on this commissioned portrait with just black paint – well, it’s not so much a proper grisaille because that would also include white to give more of a grey scale. I find that adding white makes the skin look too grey and I prefer to have more warmth in skin tones, so I make the white of the canvas be my light.
The underpainting for this commission is done!
Crop from ‘The Tragically Hip,’ 56×60,” oil on canvas, 2018
My friend Nish is an excellent model – I should really use him in more paintings!
My brother-in-law Tom is an excellent model.
Here’s a crop from ‘The Allegory of Climate Change.’ My husband served as a model for this one – it’s a running joke between our friends that Matt is in all my paintings because someone always calls in sick on photo shoot day, and he is the sub!
WIP: just need white highlights on the skin and to paint the last bit of flowing fabric. I’m into the home stretch on this one…