Tuesday, November 7, 2017

It's Finished!

It's finished. At least enough that I signed it. I might see a few touch ups in the next day or two but I'm satisfied with it. Now I just have to get a good photo of it.

Monday, November 6, 2017

Step 23 Getting close to the finish

I put in a lot of work yesterday and today. I finished the eyes, corrected and finished the glasses, finished the eyebrows, started blocking in the hair, worked on the mouth, and started the mustache and beard. The only things left to finish are the hair and beard areas. Then I have to start the search for corrections and get them done. I need to finish it in the next couple of days so it will dry by the end of the month and I can varnish. It has to be delivered for the show by Dec 3 and the varnish will also have to be dry. It is not the best I can do but it is the best I can do with the deadline I have. My next oil painting will be better.

I'll show you the whole painting where it is right now and also a closeup of the head so you can see what I have left to do.

Saturday, November 4, 2017

Step 22

I was working all over the face again today. Not so much the skin tones but the eyes, hair, ear, and shadows. I am going to leave the skin tones basically how they are. I want this to be a painting, not a photo. Next is more work on the hair, beard, eyebrows, and the glasses frames and reflections. Once those are done I can look over the whole painting to see where the errors are and start corrections.

Thursday, November 2, 2017

Step 21

Today I worked all over the face again correcting skin tones and volues. I adjusted the pupils and irises in the eyes. I corrected the hairline, and started putting in the beard, eyebrows and mustache. I also worked on the teeth and lips. I still have to start the glasses frames on one eye and correct the glasses and reflections all over.