Oh, how nice it is to be back in the Art Studio!
And now the first series of eight bears is complete, it's quite the novelty being able to just paint whatever I fancy for a change!
On Saturday, I found myself drumming my fingers on my art desk, wondering what to paint.
I had bought with me some rather lovely Christmas Baubles that were a possibility - but I just don't feel quite festive enough yet!
So, I browsed the 'possible paintings' folder on my iPad and came across a photo I had taken a few months ago.
You know when you see a moment that just begs to be painted? Well it was one of those moments! This man is such a character and he looks quite the rock star in the photo!
Anyway, I thought I would share the portrait with you in stages over the next week or so... (Oo-er... let's hope it turns out okay then!)
This is layer one, where I have established the basic structure of his face along with a pattern of lights and darks...
...Though he is a really colourful character, I am going to keep this as a relatively monochrome painting because I think it will compliment the style quite nicely. But regardless of colour, there are still a couple more layers to go yet.
In the next layer, most of the sharp edges will disappear and the whole thing will become richer in depth...
So, watch this space!
It's going to be so nice to be blogging regularly again!
I have missed it :0)