This is my favourite painting. I’m particularly pleased with how the metal on the dress looks. I may post something about painting realistic metal surfaces.
Portrait of someone I graduated with a couple of years ago. Without having the focus on colour it’s a lot easier to get value (i.e. lightness and darkness) right, though it is an area I need to focus more on.
Whenever I’m not sure what to draw or I just want some practice I ask a friend if I can draw them. With this one I practiced colour theory in trying to bring out the blueness of the bow tie by covering the canvas in blue and then painting over, which meant that all the … More Portraits of Friends – Blue Bow Tie