Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Portraits are Challenging

Every portrait is a challenge and this had two - but I like a challenge. More importantly, I want to please and that is my only goal for portrait work. I have had several last days working on this portrait pretty much non-stop for a month. I work to recover what I had. at an earlier stage. At this point the slightest change in colour, shape or tone has a huge impact.. One must know when to stop... I had better walk away from it soon...

Friday, April 9, 2010

Family Portrait - First Sketch

This is the first attempt at the commission. I was having a very good day and the likenesses just popped unto the canvas... Let's hope that I continue to have good days on this work.