Friday, December 12, 2014
6" x 6" x 1.5" Oil on wood cradled panel
punctuation of pure white or pure black to be effective.
Saturday, December 06, 2014
6" x 6"
oil on wood cradled panel
I knew when I saw this photo of my nephew that it could make a good reference for a painting.
However painting a portrait that included plaid on a 6" x 6" canvas was maybe a little ambitious.
Head size is less than 1.25" high so I tried my best to get a good likeness. Will stop now and not
overwork. Just letting it simmer for a bit and will decide what's left to tweak.
Tuesday, December 02, 2014
I should have known that getting a likeness on a surface this small (6x6) would be a bit of a challenge but it's more than just the face, it's the body language too. The head is about 1 1/2" high so I just kept telling myself to keep it simple. I've since painted the (plaid!) shirt and the jeans so I have only the red door to finish. My daily paintings sometimes do take a bit more time but the light is not the best to paint by right now so I'll finish this one up in the morning.
One of the Christmas cards I designed this season. And I have ideas for many more but there is only so much time left. At least I know I enjoyed making these enough to continue with into the new year.