Saturday, July 20, 2013

"Tatyana" for Julia Kay's Portrait Party



Pin It
A portrait of a talented artist from Julia Kay's Portrait Party on Flickr.com
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



Pin It
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

Related Posts with Thumbnails