Wednesday, 3 June 2009

Girl in the Hat

Another Wednesday portrait painting class completed and here are the two results. The class lasts for 3 hours which, after breaks is around two and half hours of painting time. The first couple of hours I spent on the larger horizontal picture, drawing in charcoal then working back in acrylics finally finishing with charcoal lines over the top. The second picture was done in the last half hour. The model was actually a beautiful young girl, but the portrait makes her look old and frumpy, albeit with golden shoes.

A3 portrait. Charcoal and acrylic on paper.

A4 portrait. The sitter was actually young and beautiful, although you could never tell from this : )

4 comments:

glorv1 said...

Luke, frumpy, or young and beautiful doesnt' matter. What matters is that you've captured whatever it is you were feeling at the time. I love it. It's natural. Thx for sharing. Tomorrow I'm going to go look for the inks that you use, I just have to give it a stab. Any particular place you order from? Thx for sharing and have a great rest of the week.

Paris said...

I have not yet used charcoals. Hmmm. Interesting that you mixed the two medias together. I like coming here and seeing your in process or finished products and getting ideas for my own work!

Hope you had a good day!

Mi said...

The first painting I like the most. Reminds me of the good old Expressionism - wonderful mix of black strokes and expressiv colours!

Tam Hess said...

She looks nice and curvy in both pictures. Great style, thanks for sharing! xoxo