Tuesday, November 25, 2008

My first oil portrait, and I even got paid!

Basically, I'm only doing oils now. I'm new to this medium, but I'm hooked. I'm in love with the fact that this is what the old masters used, basically. Yes, I'm a romantic...
This double portrait was painted on a wood panel, which was sealed/primed with four layers of gesso. 28" X 24".

Terrell and Judy, friends of mine.

Pastel Portraits from this summer

The bearded fellow is my friend. The cat is my friend's pet. The little boy is my nephew's son. The others are just practice, part real and part fiction.

What I Did on My Summer Vacation...

Just a quick note here: Yes, I'm alive. And, yes, I'm still living on my sailboat. I've had some problems, traveled a little bit, and I've been a little hungry from time to time, but I'm happy, I think.
Artistically, I've been working mainly on my portrait technique, and very recently have moved from pastels to oils. I've also relunctantly done a few caricature commissions, but I needed the money for, er, FOOD. But formal oil portraiture is my future, I believe, and I just finished my first oil commission.