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Thursday, 5 September 2013

Untitled (as yet) 16" x 20" Oil WIP


After a wipeout, when I placed the head too low on the board, I then got off to a good start, initially finding the overall shape.
I then went in again to find more definition. There is no discernable reason for opting to go the underpainting route, I got out brush and paint and started, not a lot of thought involved at all.
I know I want to make a good job of this, having obtained permission from  the owner of this fine profile, to paint it. L.W. Roth, of Out on a Limb fame, is also painting this portrait of herself. Thanks, Linda, the photo is magnificent.


Helen H Trachy said...

Wow this is amazing! I recognized Linda and thought for a moment I was visiting her blog. Can't wait for the next step!

L.W.Roth, said...

Well you've saved me a job! I can relax. My portrait is done. Thanks for shortening and straightening my nose a bit. I did notice that my nose had gotten longer with age. You were kinder than I would have been.