Sunday, 9 May 2010
More portraits for Julia Kay's Portrait Party
I am absolutely addicted to this group on Flickr! Here are just another couple of portraits I have posted. I've found it best not to paint large for this project (these are 10x7), and after the original sketch, work fast on the painting.
The Happy Painter (Donna) was immensely exciting to do, though I had a little trouble getting the mouth right in the sketch - I don't think it is quite right still, but I'm happy with the finished work.
Jerry Waese has done some lovely work on this project, his work is quite abstract at times and very minimal and spontaneous. He did a black and white of me, so I did a pencil sketch of him back. I think doing a full pencil sketch is a good exercise and helps you with light and form. I only had a thumbnail photo to work from with this one, so left it quite rough.See Jerry here.