Still plugging away on this portrait of Julie. It’s slow going but I’m making steady progress. Not sure about the background still. There was a bit of bookcase behind her in the reference and I kinda like it in general. Still want to do something more abstract but might play with those shapes while doing so.
I’ve been working on this most weekends, haven’t posted in a while though. There’s still a long way to go – haven’t decided yet on the background treatment and there’s a lot of detail in her sweater that I haven’t even attempted yet. I think the portrait is coming along though.
Another session in on this one. Getting more of the details in… still a very long way to go.
Haven’t posted in a while. I do have a couple of paintings going but I’ve really only been working on the weekends lately. This one has a few sessions in though and wanted to share something.
Still rough and a long way to go yet. Not completely sure what I’m going to do with the background yet.
I haven’t posted to the blog in a while…. I need to get some materials together to start a new batch of paintings.
I think this one may be done though. I’m pretty happy with it now and it passes the mirror-check. I want to let it sit for a bit though and look at it with fresh eyes. I worked on it two days this weekend so I’m feeling like I can’t even see it right now. Definitely close though.
Portrait of Megan
Oil on Panel
12″ x 18″
© 2016 Jeremy C. Sparks
Worked on the portrait of Megan again this weekend. Really wanted to finish it off… and it’s close. I corrected the drawing issue around the mouth, so I feel the smile feels a little more natural now. I’m happy with the background as well.
It’s just the clothing. The painting is telling me that it’s not done yet, that I can do something more with that portion of the image. I’m not quite sure how I’m going to proceed at this point. My gut-reaction is to glaze another color over the top and scumble the lights again; and maybe I’ll end up doing that but I need to let this one sit for a bit and think it over.
Got a partial day in on Sunday on this one of Jordyn. It’s still got a long way to go, but you can see the base layer for he scarf now. Just need to put in the time on this one at this point.