A couple of skype portraits done this afternoon:
oil on gesso'd 300lb paper
15w x 11h
I think I'm starting to get the hang of making portraits! There is something really nice about using skype: unlike a photograph, the image on the screen is not so flat - and unlike having someone actually in my studio, I find I can relax more when it's "only online". An interesting realization.
A finished painting, from here:
Who Will Remember Our Houses?
mixed media on stitched canvas
30w x 62h
And some progress on this one:
The strong orange shape in the middle needs to be toned down quite a bit in order to arrive at a nice sense of space. Working with acrylic can be difficult because it dries differently from how it goes on, especially when working on raw canvas.
Ha! "It's not my fault; it's the paint!" Oh the classics...
At any rate, I will figure it out and make this painting work one way or another.
Several painting streams on the go these days - feels good!