Weekend Update

I love having a long weekend. Usually it means that I get an extra painting day. Here’s an update on the paintings I was working on this weekend.

This was the bulk of the day on Monday. The composition really requires this portion of the painting to feel very solid and have a believable weight so I wanted to get it working early on. There’s still a very long way to go and I haven’t even really begun the portraits but I’m quite happy with the progress so far.

Nelson and Theo (detail, in progress)
Nelson and Theo (detail, in progress)

Saturday I spent most of the day on the next pass of the portrait for this work. It’s going to need maybe one more good pass to finish it off but I’m starting to get it dialed in. On Sunday I scumbled a nice blue texture over the background. It probably needs some more lighter tones in the background as well so it doesn’t feel so monochromatic but I’m really loving the scumbled background effect. Hoping to be able to finish this one off this month. The clothing needs the most attention at this point.

Shh (Shad, detail, in progress)
Shh (Shad, detail, in progress)

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