Friday, October 23, 2009

Joyce, Portrait Study, In Progress



5" x 7" oil on Ampersand Gesso Board using Cadmium Yellow, Cadmium Red Light, Alizarin Crimson, Burnt Sienna, Raw Sienna, Transparent Red Oxide, Ivory Black, and White. Photo taken under warm/cool fluorescent bulbs at night.

Still lots to do on this - modifying some of the reds, adding some lights to the lower right jaw/cheek with a bit of direction modification. The mouth/teeth still to be finished and need to scrap down the hair I think and do it again. Will look at that in the morning!

5 comments:

Deb Léger said...

Ann, this is looking awesome! She looks really natural. You're doing great!!!

RHCarpenter said...

You and Joyce looked like sisters, that's for sure :) I think this is coming along nicely - remember to do what Degas did: put a stroke down and stand back and look at it to see if it made it better :) Does your Mom know you are painting this one?

Celeste Bergin said...

beautiful portrait...your skin tone study is paying off. It is surprising that it is just 5 x 7. You have so much good detail on such a small surface. Five stars. :)

Ann Buckner said...

Thanks Deb!

Thanks for the five stars, Celeste!

Ann Buckner said...

Hi Rhonda, it definitely takes retraining of my mindset, painting a stroke, stepping back, evaluating. :D Yes, Joyce and I did look a lot like each other. It is so easy to put my features in so I have to really take care to put in her features. So lots of looking and evaluating.