Weekend Update

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.

Julie (in progress)
Julie (in progress)

On The Easel

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.

Julie (in progress)
Julie (in progress)

Still Painting

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 Jordyn
Portrait of Jordyn

Weekend Update

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.

Megan (in progress)
Megan (in progress)

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.

Jordyn (in progress, detail)
Jordyn (in progress, detail)

Weekend Update

Spent Saturday working on this one. Mostly in the hair, but also some in the background and clothing. Just a few touch-ups on the face this time around.

It’s getting really close. I think there’s one drawing issue I still want to correct in the mouth and I’m not entirely happy yet with the background. I also think I need to bring some more complimentary colors into the clothing, it’s looking like a mono-chromatic blue study at this point. But there, it would help to have the background nailed down first so I know which colors will be good to embellish with.

Still… getting close.

Megan (in progress)
Megan (in progress)

I also worked oh the painting of Jordyn. Finally got into the scarf. No picture to share, but the fist pass is looking really good on that. Ht next phase will be to add in the pattern and then a final pass to get both parts working together. So still a long way to go on that one. I’ll try to grab a photo and upload that when I get a chance though.