|'Reflection' : mixed media portrait painting on canvas|
It has been years and years since I've done any 'proper' portrait work. With Heidi here in the studio we both felt it would be awesome to do something we're both out of touch with.
As I mentioned in my last post we followed an online demonstration by the super talented Jane Spakowsky. I highly recommend learning something new once in a while, or brushing up on a skill with a talented teacher. If you can do it with a buddy, all the better!
Here are the steps I took in completing my portrait ...
|Collage and stencilled underpaiting|
|Modelling the face in grey and white|
|Further modelling with a hint of green|
|Adding the hair|
|Warm skin tones|
|Finishing the hair and the background|
|Finished portrait : 'Reflection', mixed media on canvas|
'Reflection'Mixed media on exhibition canvas
50 x 40 cm
What's next? Another portrait for sure :-)
Here's the vintage photography I worked from...
|Vintage photography of a woman for inspiration|