Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Vulture: New painting work in progress 15

I'm really putting the paint on thick now, punching up the color and taking the detail down a notch.

Today's progress.

To see the step by step photos read on after the break.

Sunday, September 17, 2017

Vulture: New painting work in progress 14

I've been looking at my painting a couple days now and thinking about some of the comments from some friends online. I decided I've been going a little too far with the small details which really isn't my normal style of work. 
 
I originally started this painting to try out a new technique. Painting in grisaille with acrylics in the first stages and then switching over to oils. Grisaille was a technique used by the Dutch painters to do beautiful layered portraits. I love portraits but I normally have a much looser style of painting, more like the impressionists. I found on this painting I have been getting more and more realistic due I think to the technique. However, looking at a couple areas of the painting where I was a little less careful, I find I really like those areas and so I am going to kick up the color and paint a new layer a little more loosely and see how I like it.

To see how I got to this point read on after the break.

Wednesday, September 13, 2017

Vulture: New painting work in progress 13

Really getting into the detail and refining work now. Here is a shot of it right now.


Here is a detail shot of the inside of the bowl.

To see the step by step shots and the thinking behind them read on after the break.

Tuesday, September 12, 2017

Vulture: New painting work in progress 12

I had a dream last night about my painting, this happens quite a lot when I am in a creative space, so I decided to give my Vulture some feather dreadlocks with a nod to the Predator series. 
 
I also did a couple other things. To see what they are read on after the break.

Monday, September 11, 2017

Vulture: New painting work in progress 11

It's been a productive day today and I'm beginning to see just how long this project
 could take before it's finished.

I got quite a bit accomplished today, to see the step by step progress photos read on after the break.
 

Saturday, September 9, 2017

Vulture: New painting work in progress 10

I started adding detail on the Vultures head today. Makes a big difference.


To see the step by step photos, read on after the break.