I love the color variations on her face. And your treatment of light is impressive.
You have some very strong work. I like it.
Your work with light stirs emotions, great work!
i like the light strike on her face.
Thanks. While very subtle, I found the model's expression to be slightly vacant. I made her expression a little colder to contrast the warm light.
I like this style you are developing. It is so raw yet so precise in the lighting, volume, planes and general attitude.
She is fucking amazing.
do you do all your stuff on 5x7 vamp? What kind of oils do you use?
I try to only do head portraits on 5 x 7s. I do some figure portraits on 8 x 10, and illustration on anything up to 20 inches. I think I've developed a preference for Winsor Newton oil paints. I'm still figuring this out, though.
Beautiful! I love your use light
Thanks! The important part is seeing the highly saturated edges where it turns to shadow.
I like how you use colours, they are so fresh and clean...
amazing work, i really like the lips here
Thanks! I liked how the lit edge of the upper lip made it hard to tell where the lips started.
that has amazing lighting and tone.... i wanna make babies with that painting!
your mark making keeps impressing me. so simple, but always in the right direction. and your color use is solid as well. i'm trying to do some oil painting on masonite right now and i was wondering if you had any tips? (do you prep the board with shellac or gesso etc? or use any types of thinners or anything that you find useful?)
Thanks! I use pre-cut, pre-gessoed masonite panels. I prepare these with a coating of medium toned acrylic of any color. Once dry, I coat the panel with a thin coat of Galkyd slow dry to help with smooth brush strokes. I use the galkyd slow dry as my medium as well. I like the slow dry because it stays wet all day but also dries within a couple of days, where as regular galkyd dries too quickly, and linseed oil can take more than a week to dry.
Great balance of the primary colors dancing around her!