Face 25 and life drawing

I really need to think of more interesting titles for these posts. But it’s functional I guess

I have 2 completed images for today. Portrait 15/100 on my faces challenge and evidence of my second ever life drawing class.



Face challenge 13

So my question is why did I choose an image with so much hair when I find it so challenging. I’ve suggested it well but really need to learn how to do it better.

100 faces challenge #12

Theoretically I’ve been doing this a while now. I would love to give great reason for not having posted in a while , the only excuse I have is how unwell I’ve been for nearly 3 months now. As a family we’ve been seriously struck down by the young kids at school syndrome where we all get pretty constant colds


Oops, update time

I thought I would just show the images I’ve done over the last week or so. There are a couple I’m in the middle of as well. I guess I’ve been painting but not finishing


This is the last post nearly finished. When I took this image I thought he was done but I’ve made him more orangey


This is today’s daily painting… Something different, a new style, a first play…. Needs lotsa work

Trying oils


Over the last week I have been playing with oil paints. I have only done one picture with them before and I had forgotten how much I love them and how they naturally match the way that I paint. I had also forgotten how long they dry, I mean seriously it’s Friday and the ones I did on Monday aren’t ready for another layer yet. That could be my fault for using too much medium as well to be fair.

As often when I’m painting Andy mentioned that he really likes the under painting as a style of finished painting. That’s what the lion above is and I would love your thoughts. He has the shape and form of where I am aiming to go but none of the detail. As an underpainting he is a lot darker than where he will end.

Andys comment got me thinking about daily painting in oils. Realistically they have to be looser as you can only do one layer in oils, it means I can produce more but does that mean I can sell more? Also the ultimate question of does it match my style and what feels authentically me?

Guess what I have no answers.

I am considering this evening doing an underpainting in acrylic and going over in oils this evening to see what happens

Green tiger? Daily painting 2015 #7

I guess you can tell that daily painting doesn’t quite mean daily but for me it means I am giving myself a regular commitment.

So why a green tiger, well it comes from a conversation about the colours people have on their palette which they love. Lime green and purples are not colours I would normally choose but I thought I would have a go at something different.

I have decided that I like the idea of bringing unexpected colours into the painting, just not the whole thing.
I was going to put this up for sale my my daughter has claimed it. There are a few tweaks I would like to do to it. So I think I will make a decision when those are done

I would love to hear what you think of it

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