Saturday, July 20, 2013

"Tatyana" for Julia Kay's Portrait Party

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A portrait of a talented artist from Julia Kay's Portrait Party on
This time I painted into a 'couch', I pre-wetted the panel with a thin layer of linseed oil, then wiped most if the oil with a clean rag.
This way, the paint really flows off the brush.

"Tatyana", oil on panel, 24x30cm, original available

Wednesday, July 10, 2013

Rembrandt portrait study

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I've always wanted to try to do an old master painting study, especially a Rembrandt portrait.
So I finally had the courage to give it a try.
I wish I had done it sooner, it was a lot of fun and I learned a lot.
You really have to pay close attention to the original and in the process get a better understanding of how the artist created the final painting.

Rembrandt portrait Erik van Elven
Rembrandt portrait study, oil on cardboard

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