Sunday, February 12, 2012

Self portrait #2

After having one class on a self portrait with Ingrid. I decided to start fresh on my own at home, where I wasn't distracted with the beautiful art coming alive all around me in the class. I also thought I would take a few more pictures of how the painting developed for my own reference later. What I found interesting is how focused and concentrating my facial features were. This apparently was serious business in both self portraits!

This is the underpainting where I am trying to place all the features as well as get the size and placement correct. I toned the canvas first with a warm golden yellow.


The painting is now at mid completion. I have also worked on the background and am quite happy with how it is at this point. Will post the final product at a later date when I get time to work on it again. The good news, the subject is always close at hand!

4 comments:

  1. Portrait Painting

    Good painting,the painting is now at mid completion.Thanks sharing....

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    1. Thanks for your comment. It is certainly different looking at yourself that closely!

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  2. Very interesting to see it in stages. I'm looking forward to the end result. Thanks for sharing Karen!

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    1. Thanks Marie, encouragement is always appreciated!

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