Sunday, July 22, 2018

backgrounds and faces

 Playing with ochre mono for the non portraity bits.  Think it may work . . . but not there yet

dodgy light photo as went into the evening with this . . . slow going at big portraits always are

Monday, July 9, 2018

portrait endings and beginnings

 Still need to do a bit more on Kathleen's hair, brush hand and the seven sisters hills in the background amd in the painting, but this is definitely in the ''beginning of the end" stage . . .

After the sitting in Alexandra Gdns just south of the Yarra River in Melbourne last week, I'm happy to have blocked out the composition and tonal bits of this offical commission of ex NT Chief Minister Adam Giles.  Lots of canvas so lots of time and paint, but the beginning has almost now ended (apols Winston).