Small Paintings In Oil
Ooh, love the brushstrokes! For me, the mood is much the same as the last piece (and I am still reminded of those stoic Russian men), though in this one I pick up the cold of the Siberian winters too!
Nice color combinations. I envy your group. Several years ago artists is Dubois had that sort of thing going and I really enjoyed and got a lot out of it. Don't really know what happened. We did life drawing and several times a month did Pleine aire painting. Dubois has some of the really top aritist in the world in their field and they had a draw of other wildlife and Landscape artists who would show up and participate. It was really great learning for free.
Nice - love the facial expression.
The color and facial expression work nicely together in this painting creating a real mood...well done!
Love both of these portraits. So interesting the way the different palettes dictate completely different moods. So well done!
Love the colors and textures in your pictures. Lovely work.
Thanks everyone!Gwen it is interesting you pointed out the different palettes. I used the left over paint from the larger portrait but instead of a burnt sienna ground used a raw umber to cover the surface first. That dark totally changed how the palette read and the mood.Gary - I searched a while to find a group that was meeting to paint and was originally looking for a plein air group. All I could find was this portrait group and I am glad I decided to join and try it out.
Tammy, thanks for visiting my blog. This is beautiful work. The mood is definitely visceral. 'Looking forward to seeing more!