Continuing to work on this portrait of Freyja. Trying to find the balance between the softness of the fur without losing the hardness of the underlying structure.
Worked some more on this portrait of Freyja. You can still see where the paint is a bit wet on the face. Pretty happy with how it’s coming a long so far not sure how far I’m going to be able to push it but want to find out.
Started my first canine portrait. This is just the first chromatic pass. Still a long way to go but feeling really good about the start.
Portrait of Julie
Oil on ACM Panel
18″ x 24″
© 2016 Jeremy C. Sparks
Portrait of Julie (detail)
I know I haven’t posted in a while. Haven’t had as much studio time as I would have liked in the past couple of weeks. I got back in there this weekend though. This one is coming along… hopefully not too many more session to finish it up.
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.