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Short Weekend

I was out of town for a work conference last week, so not a lot of time to do any painting. But I did manage to get a half day in yesterday. Enough time to block in some more of the clothing on this one.

Shh (Josh) - in progress

Shh (Josh) – in progress

Another New Painting

I’ve got another painting going as well. This one is a 24″ square composition of Kayti and her amazing tattoos.

Here’s the initial wipeout. I think the support didn’t get enough drying time before I started in on this layer so some of the paint areas didn’t wipeout as cleanly as I would have liked. That said, I’m starting to trust myself more and understand that I just need a few general markers to start from.
Kayti (wipeout)

Here it is starting to block in the paint areas. I think I’ve got a good tone for the pigmented skin but really this is going to be a lot of work and I haven’t even started on the actual portrait yet.
Kayti (in progress)


Finished the portrait of Theo. Tried shooting it outside as it was quite cloudy today. Got good consistent detail, but the colors seemed to suffer a bit. I think I just need to bite the bullet and get a circular polarizer filter for my camera and light them with my lighting kit.



Portrait of Theo
18″ x 24″ oil on panel
© 2014 Jeremy C. Sparks

Blocking in the next painting

Started blocking in the next painting. I’ve got two other paintings started as well. Wish I had more time to work on them.

Shh_Josh (in progress)

Shh_Josh (in progress)