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…
I’ve done this little study for the background of my current large painting. I don’t want to be experimenting on it. I’m unsure if it works for me – I’ll have to think on it a while.