Thursday, June 21, 2018

step 5

Today I've finished the background unless there are corrections once the painting is almost finished. I also started the first washes in the eyes.

Wednesday, June 20, 2018

step 4

A few more hours work today. More work on the background building with still more glazes to apply there. I started to put the first under colours to the shirt (this won't be the final colour) and just starting to block in the eyes to see if they look right for proportion.

Thursday, June 14, 2018

Man with a Vision step 3

A few more hours work on it this morning. The background has been covered with at least one wash of colour everywhere but many more layers of glazes yet before I can start on the portrait.

Saturday, June 9, 2018

Man with a Vision - Step 2

Tday I decided on the painting plan (which areas to paint and in what order) and started with the first washes of colour in the background. The painting looks very cartoon like or like a colouring book at this point but many more washes of colour will give it the realism that I'm after. I have to let these washes dry completely before I go farther. The painting of the background has to be finished before I start the building and lastly the figure.

Tuesday, June 5, 2018


Now that the yard and garden are ready for summer I can get back to my painting. Here is the drawing with the masking fluid on it ready for the first washes. It is almost impossible to get a good photo of white paper with faint pencil lines and white masking but it will be clearer in coming entries.

Monday, April 30, 2018

found treasure finished

I've finished the second painting. I just have to wax it and put on the hanger.

Sunday, April 29, 2018

Step 4

Another couple of hours work on this and half the candies have their main colour on them. Next is finishing the rest to the same point, lifting all the highlights, adding more darks, and unifying the colour of each. The shadows  need checking as well. I'll get a lot more done tomorrow.