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Paul

Portrait of Paul

Portrait of Paul

Portrait of Paul
Oil on Panel
12″ x 16″
© 2015 Jeremy C. Sparks

Getting close

Got another pass in on the hair and blocking in the color on the clothing. I think I’m going to do one more good pass on the face just to see how far I can push the rendering.

Getting close though…

Paul (in progress)

Paul (in progress)

Garden of the Gods

We’ve had a lot of snow recently but the weather finally broke this past weekend. I took the opportunity to get out early Saturday morning and get a few (hundred) shots at one of the most scenic locations maybe in the country, certainly in the state – Garden of the Gods.

Here’s a couple of the very best shots from the day.

Garden of the Gods

Garden of the Gods

Pikes Peak

Pikes Peak

Continuing the Portrait

Spent most of the day working on the this on yesterday. Getting close now. The clothing and hair need the most attention at this point. Once I’ve got those dialed-in I’ll have one more pass on the face to finishing things off.

Paul (in progress)

Paul (in progress)

Paul – Update

Got a chance to put in a little more time on this painting this weekend. Trying something a little different with the background this time. Usually I start with a gradient to lend a bit of atmospheric perspective to the composition and lately I’ve been working more with texture so I tried mashing the techniques together this time.

I’m pretty happy with the result.

Paul (in progress)

Paul (in progress)

Obviously still a long way to go with the actual portrait but it’s coming along nicely. I really like working on this smaller 12×16 size as they progress so quickly. I should probably try to keep one of these smaller portraits going all the time.

Weekend Update

Haven’t had as much time to work on this one lately as I would have liked, but I put a solid day in on it this past Sunday.

Nelson and Theo (in progress)

Nelson and Theo (in progress)

Still a long way to go but it’s coming along nicely at this point.

Shh…

Shh (Shad)

Shh (Shad)

Shh (Shad)
Oil on Panel
24″ x 36″
© 2015 Jeremy C. Sparks