Thursday, May 3, 2012

Portrait in Oilpaint

This is one of my first attempts in portrait painting in oil. I've been drawing many portraits lately in charcoal and pencil, but painting in oils is something completely different.

For this painting I didn't start with a drawing, just blocked in the general shape of the head and painted from memory. It seems to work better this way for me; drawing masses with the brush as opposed to starting a a painting with a detailed drawing in pencil.

Oil on gessoed masonite board, 7.5"x10.5"

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