Painting #2 progress. Taking photos really helps highlight the wrong areas even when I'm right in the studio. Sometimes my eyes question what I see from a distance. But the photo really shows everything at once especially taping the reference on top. Also stepping away without my glasses is good for see the contrast in shadows.
I’ll see how this one turns out. Got most of the underpainting in and now it’s time to dry. Trying a different approach, different paper and switched palettes to my “good stuff” . Switched out my burnt sienna for quinacridone rust which is my can’t live without color and I’m hoping it will make a better sketch this time cuz I am just not happy with my paintings lately. Am I ever tho? #watercolor#underpainting
New underpainting for a commission portrait. Sold this commission in an auction and then got to go to Spain to learn more about portrait painting which totally changed my appreciation and understanding of developing portraits. I must have thought and dreamt about this amazing project many nights wrapping my head around the process and the direction I would take it. One of my favorite endeavors with commissions is working with other creatives and photographers to transform their vision into paint. Do you have a favorite photo from a photo session or wedding that you would love preserved as an heirloom for generations to come via your very own oil portrait? Message me for details.
Thank you friend @nikigatton for your thoughts, encouragement and patience with this process.
Photography by the wonderfully talented Nicole Pratt Photography -