Trying again with this portrait study. Smaller this time which was probably a mistake and I had to break out the smaller brushes. Better take on the face shape but still a way to go.
Well if you’re ever feeling over confident about your painting abilities try copying a Sargent portrait. Definitely cut me down to size. I wasn’t attempting a likeness (and definitely didn’t achieve that) but wanted to see how I could do with the skintones. All in all not a bad attempt but will definitely need more work before next week.
Two limited palette studies. The left hand one is with quin magenta, cadmium yellow, cobalt teal. The right hand one is with naphthol red, cadmium lemon and winsor blue (green shade). Really surprised how close the colors are between the two sets.
This one is with the Zorn palette of cadmium red (actually naphthol), yellow ochre and black. Lovely muted colors and really surprised how blue that pot looks with only ivory black and white.
Phew! Flowers are so stressful and I’m still in two minds about this one. The shapes of irises always have a lot of energy to them but the subtle value changes are crucial and easy to mess up.
Version one of the blue pot with a limited palette. Colors used were winsor blue (green shade), cadmium lemon and naphthol red. I chose these to have the best chance of hitting the blue and the orange and hoped the rest would work out. Pretty happy.
The ex members of Paul Foxton’s Threads are carrying on with monthly exercises and this month’s is ‘limited palette’. I’m going to introduce color for the next one but wanted to start with a value study first. Pretty tricky – there are a lot of close values in there
Lisa provided us with a great photo for class. Lots of opportunity for texture and values. A lot was done wet in wet which gives you a bit more time to create the foreground effects. Pretty happy with this although I might just tweak the foreground values a little tomorrow to create more of a lead in.
A little tough this one and we battled through it in class. The aim was to break down a pretty complex scene into large areas of similar value to create a good value design but keeping it representational.
For anyone interested there’s a video of the final stages.
Today was the final session in Paul Foxton’s Threads group and it was a bit sad as I’ve enjoyed these livestreams and Paul’s teaching enormously. I put extra effort in on this study and I think it paid off. Many thanks to Paul and I wish him all the best.
Still brushing up my oil skills. This time with another of Paul Foxton’s livestreams.