Saturday, 26 October 2019
Saturday, 19 October 2019
Greek lady on stool portrait - WIP stages
|Stages of painting the seated woman in oils|
This lady of Greek origin was kind enough to pose for a photograph. She sat on a stool and basic studio lighting was applied with her against a white sheet. This background was replaced with a blue mottled effect, during the painting process. The picture shows 4 stages of the production of the image, which was created during August 2019. In the first panel is the drawing of the figure drawn with brown acrylic paint on a yellow ochre colour wash base. Moving on to the second one we can see that white/ lighter tones have been indicated on the figure, again using acrylic paint. The third panel shows that colour has now been blocked in using diluted oil paint, which will act as a guide for the upper layers. These are the finished layers using thicker paint,with the right colours and values. Also the details are refined at this last stage as shown in the final panel where the finished artwork is shown, complete with some colour glazes on top. The finished portrait can be seen in greater detail by following this link.
Monday, 14 October 2019
Greek lady on stool portrait - oil painting
|Completed figurative painting of seated greek lady.|
A local woman, whose origins are from Greece, posed for this painting, sitting on a stool. It is done in oils on some acid free mounting board, itself measuring 33” x 23”. It was painted during August 2019. The artwork can be seen in greater detail on this link.
Thursday, 10 October 2019
Thursday, 3 October 2019
London Brick Lane - WIP stages
|Painting of London's Brick Lane in stages|
This painting depicts a sunny day on this famous street in London's east end. Brick Lane has had a chequered past but is now known for its many curry houses and the thriving artist community locally, with Gilbert & George, and Tracey Emin living in the area.
The panel shows working progress stages of the artwork, with the first panel illustrating the drawing, done in acrylic brown paint on a yellow ochre 'ground' colour. In the second panel everything has been given a blocking in of colour, using diluted oil paint to work out the colours and tonal values. Some elements have had more work done than other elements, meaning that further thicker paint levels have been added and details refined. Finally the last panel shows the finished painting, on which all the details are finally applied and the paintwork built up to represent the intended colours. It measures 40” x 60”, and is painted on canvas.
It can be viewed in close up on this external link