Friday, February 1, 2013

Portrait of Jaime & David - process

It's always fun (at least for me) to be able to see some of the steps involved in an artist making a painting.

I usually begin with a toned canvas, and measure and place the figures with marks made with a small brush and thinned raw umber or terra verte. Next, spots of color indicating dark/light bookends.

It's a good idea to commit to the background right away, and to start bringing up the skin tones.

The time between images three and four take the longest - lots of fussing with the likeness, edges, and color and value transitions. All fun:)

1 comment:

  1. It's so beautiful! I love your work and i have your book.
    Greetings from Holland