Sunday, 27 April 2014

leandre underpainting

underpainting pretty much done. likeness about 90%. Any other drawing problems can be fixed with theadditional layers of color.  There is still some glare in the photo although we didnt have enough polarising gel to cover the softboxes when taking the photo. This will be fixed when posting the final painting.

Saturday, 26 April 2014

life drawing. between 1 minute and 15 mins.

thanks for looking

Monday, 21 April 2014


wip underpainting of a  current portrait
30x24 inches. Lots of drawing problems..especially the hand.but a good start. About 80% likness
Think i will spend another session on the underpainting before moving onto the color pass

Tuesday, 15 April 2014

2 small 7x4" gesture oil paintings.

timed paintings. Going to keep practicing them. About 30mins each.


Sunday, 13 April 2014

quick color study over  monototone rub out block in. Im thinking of using this technique for my next portrait project. Its loosly based on a painting by frank duveneck


Tuesday, 8 April 2014


life drawing

need to keep practicing my rendering with a charcoal pencil on newsprint

Tuesday, 1 April 2014

starting to really feel the flow of the line in these drawings. Next week i will pay more attention to the values. Fantastic model.