Friday, January 23, 2015

New Small Painting

My latest painting is a 12x9 portrait of my son done on RayMar art panels (Claessens 13 Double Oil Primed Portrait Lined). I enjoyed painting on this surface - the texture holds paint nicely. You can see the texture of the board in this image. I think it would be difficult to paint smaller more detailed work on this panel, but I have ordered some larger sizes and look forward to using them in the future.

Tuesday, January 20, 2015

Progress on Oil Painting of Boy Reading

I've made a second pass at the face, hair, and sofa in this photo. I am taking tomorrow off, but will tackle the hands, book and shoes next.

Monday, January 19, 2015

Work in Progress - First Layer

Pictured above is my first pass at a new painting. At this point, I've roughly sketched out the painting and covered the entire surface with paint. Many areas are lacking contrast, and I will reinstate dark areas and add more depth in the next pass.