Friday, May 1, 2009

Spring Work in Progress

I have a few client/model meetings scheduled in about a week, but in the meantime I decided to do a relatively quick piece trying oil paint on Pastelbord. Working with oil on Pastelbord is very different from canvas, which is probably still my favorite surface. Nevertheless, I'd probably use this board for really small works that require a lot of detail.

This piece is 24"x18", and you can see a part of the reference photo in the image below. In the photo there is a shed behind me, so I am instead painting the background using the landscape I see out my studio window. Of course, this is a work in progress and the trees are nowhere near done. Also note that the hand on the viewer's right is still in the rough phase, whereas the hand on the left is mostly finished.

3 comments:

Colorful Jacksons said...

This is great! Is it less time consuming to oil paint as opposed to colored pencil?

hbedrosian said...

Thank you! I thought that oil would go quicker, but actually I spend about the same time - if not more - moving the paint around.

Colorful Jacksons said...

Your right hand (the one that's finished) is amazingly lifelike. I really like it. I have a thing for hands in drawings and paintings. I liked your colored pencil drawings of hands too. You do hands well.