Thursday, March 22, 2012

Thinking of doing a Painting tutorial/Video

Im not fully satisfied with this painting yet.Still need a lot of work softening the edges and defining the pebbles. Its taking sooooo long! hahahahaha.

Anyways, I might be able to make a speedpainting /drawing video for this.Please forgive me if its not complete because its my first time to do this kind of thing and honestly, the videocam is always in the way. Most part of the video I see my head.hahahahaha.

Anyways, your comments are always appreciated.

You think I should paint this again? Or any idea what to paint next??

Sunday, March 18, 2012

Quick Watercolor paintings

I painted these while I was waiting for my son to finish his Therapy sessions.
Lately I coudnt find the time to paint, if I have some free time, Im so tired, Id rather relax and hang out with hamlet :-) But I miss painting so I chose watercolor pencils. I can color the subject and when I get home and all chores are done, I can continue painting using water.

I miss having a nanny and maids LOL. But Im also glad that I can experience actually doing the work at home-it gives me the freedom to do what I want to do with our house.

I hope I can paint more complicated ones next time so I can really develop and hone my skill.

Sunday, March 4, 2012

Portrait of an Elderly Man

Cold pressed, 150 Arches Paper/Gumbracher/Winsor and Newton/Old Holland

Alizarin crimson,Scarlet lake, Permanent Rose, Burnt Umber,French Ultramarine blue-Light,Hookers Green, New Gamboge,Burnt Sienna.

This painting is quite complicated for me because there were a lot of process, highlights to be recovered (lifting technique) and some of it I even used masking fluid just to make it easier and faster to paint.

The first task was to draw it in detail from a small picture in my Ipad. I started with the eyes then the details below each eye and work outward. Usually, I start with the shape of the head then the eyes then draw downward. Other people has their own way of drawing but thats pretty much how I do it ever since.

But since this portrait has too many detail, I drew it a different way. Sketching it in detail is my way of learning the grooves, cuts,wrinkles and other detail of the portrait so I can paint it better.

I dont know if its just me and if you can see it in the photograph  but the paper gives the painting a subtle glow