Tuesday, February 22, 2011


This is how far I got on Day three, but hesitate to post it because I am not sure if I want to keep all the hair on the model's right side.  If I do keep it, I have much work to do to it to make it hair.  Also I thought maybe a white background would work with Kaethe's dark hair, but now think I will go with a red background. all my progressions in progress, the paint is drying while I work on something else.  (White paint takes the longest, and red to dry...even in New Mexico.)

Friday, February 11, 2011

Kaethe, Day Two.

The painting is coming along nicely, and there is nothing I like better than to add color to the face, and "mold" it with greens, blues, purples, and highlights.  I can spend a day just adjusting and readjusting, blending, and reblending the skin colors. I am really happy with the painting at this point, knowing I still have detail to add (eyelashes), and some finetuning.

New Model...New Painting Progression. Day One.

I recently had a new model come over, named Kaethe, and I got some incredible shots of her, so I thought I would paint a "quick" portrait.  Here is the progression.....although I am still working on it.  If you have followed my previous paintings in progression, I always start out quick, and then hit some wall....this time the wall is the hair.  (lol, again!)