Wednesday, June 27, 2007

New Portrait

Portrait of My Dad

This is the first stage of the painting. I started with just a very simple sketch in acrylic before moving on to a tonal painting in oils using white and burnt umber. When this layer is dry I'll start to add colour and hope I don't lose the likeness in the process.

Finished Hydrangea

This didn't turn out quite as I'd planned, I intended it too look faded and brown with just subtle touches of colour, but here's the finished piece:


I did a bit more work on this piece to try to get more muted colour in keeping with my original aim.