The Making Of


The challenge of this project was to achieve a sense of different types of texture in the different fabrics: the smoothness of the white gloves, the shiny satin feel of the golden vest with its round, hard buttons, and the coarseness of the outer jacket. Acrylic on canvas, 24″ x...

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See the Making Of this portrait of a young man. My favourite part of this piece was painting his eyes and trying to capture their friendly kindness, and in more practical terms, the vibrant blue-green that is echoed so shockingly in the exotic veil. First I sketch the portrait in pencil on the canvas. Then I paint over the pencil in a thin line of a dominant colour in the piece, in this case blue. I fill in large areas with base...

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