Juliana Portrait - Form Painting - Day 11 Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Yesterday Juliana posed about another 2-3hrs for me. The result was finishing the cheek and almost the eye.
Am working on a bigger painting will post results soon.

Juliana Portrait - Form Painting - Day 10 Saturday, July 17, 2010

So, Ill be spending some extra time finishing this painting. This is day ten since started this painting.
So far I've worked on the cheek nose and lips. Hopefully finish both eyes soon.

Juliana Portrait - Colour wash - Day 6 Monday, July 12, 2010

An extra 4hours added onto my last colour wash, its Monday!

Self Portrait at nineteen - 3 nights Friday, July 9, 2010

First of many... Oh no!
This is a drawing of a self portrait i started recently, i spend nights on it when i'm not too tired. I use an old mirror my house mate left in my bedroom. My glasses are askew, and i'm looking like a goof - its me, at nineteen.

My good friend David Baird taught me a lot - like the importance of doing self portraits.
Especially when one cant afford a model.

Juliana Portrait - Colour wash - Day 5

Process of creating a colour guide for the final form painting. About 4hours.
Its the weekend now, will hopefully post my progress starting at the very beginning of this week.
Thanks to Tony for exposing some priceless hints... yay! like that overly chromatic 'county' of hair.
Also a quick mention and big thank you to my uncle Raymond who I regard as my teacher and taught me before studying with Tony in Santa Fe. He was the man who taught me about the seriousness of pursuing art.

Juliana Portrait - Ink In - Day 4

Another preliminary step to a finished portrait.
The Ink in is the stage after the Charcoal sketch. So far its taken me four days, each day spending roughly three to four hours on the portrait. Most of this time was spent on the charcoal sketch. Which is basically the whole drawing process of the model, Juliana, onto the canvas with charcoal.

Thanks to Tony and Anna for the countless critiques and Linda for helping me with my spot.

Juliana Portrait - Poster

The preliminary step to a finished portrait.
This is the Poster study for my portrait of Juliana. Similar to a colour study.

Hands Study - 2week

So, i started this painting back in June. Have been quite unfortunate with my blogging as I've been having internet issues.
This painting is nearly finished I'd still like to do one more hand!
But altogether its taken nearly two weeks to complete. About 3 hours a day - done at Toby's house; plenty of distraction.

Referenced from paintings by Bouguereau-
Homer and his guide (1874)
Study of head and hands

Will finish it - and post the finished version - hopefully with a better camera.