måndag 3 juni 2013

Face exploration 10

Here is the painting I mentioned in my last post. If I went too far, well it is a matter of taste and if I stopped earlier I would have missed out on the learning experience. I like it as a finished painting, but I am also glad I took progress photos.

Below you can see the progress. In my opinion the first two stages could easily been a finished painting with a few adjustments.


22 kommentarer:

  1. SUPER, Roger!!! I find this portrait really great,
    you're very good at it!! The expression in the eyes is perfectly done, love also the 'work in progress photos'.

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    1. Thank you Hilje. This was one of these paintings that just painted itself. I was afraid that it would end up too simple, but think I added just enough to avoid it, but still keep the simplicity of it.

      Radera
  2. All three stages are nice...I am partial to stage 1. Your style is wonderful and I always look forward to your post when it comes through.
    All the best,
    Linda

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    1. Thanks Linda. When to stop can be a hard to know, especially when it is all about the brush strokes. Could repaint things, but would loose the directness of it.

      Radera
  3. You could have stopped at any stage. You captured the look right off. Degree of finish is always in question. Sometimes I wish there was a talking fly on the studio wall who would yell STOP RIGHT THERE.

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    1. Thanks Linda. It is so easy to over-think things. After this one, I tried too much, over-thought things and nothing worked. I just had to stop painting and relax for a few days.

      Radera
  4. It was worth it for me for you to go on to stage three because of the EYES! Just those tiny changes of color made them come alive.
    Your strong drawing skills are highly evident in this piece, Roger.
    Congratulations - fabulous painting.

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    1. Thanks Julie. I think those few brush strokes in and around the eyes made a big difference. Working with that kind of simplicity, every brush stroke counts and can make or break a painting.

      Radera
  5. I agree with you, all the stages could easily have been a finished painting, all great! Love your way of doing portraits.

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    1. Thank you Jane, glad you like them. =)

      Radera
  6. Hi I've followed your work for a while but saw it again on Martine's post. How super that she bought your paintings. I didn't realize how large you painted. I like your portraits, the last is my favorite, just enough detail I believe.
    Doug

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    1. Thank you Douglas. When I do small I usually simplify the composition, I don't like to work small, it can really hurt the flow of my lines and the expressive qualities.

      Radera
  7. Bonjour,

    Je suis sous le charme de ce dernier portrait... Il est très agréable de voir l'évolution de votre travail et voir ainsi naître une oeuvre.
    J'aime le regard profond que vous maîtrisez parfaitement bien dans vos portraits.
    J'aime aussi vos touches assurées qui vont à l'essentiel et qui traduisent des émotions et font jouer la lumière avec les couleurs.
    Gros bisous à vous.

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    1. Thank you Martine, glad you like it.

      Hug! =)

      Radera
  8. I'm glad you didn't stop, IMO not too much nor too little and completely you. I love this one Roger, and thanks for the little wip! it's a pleasure to see your process

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    1. Thank you Terasa. I know I should, but doesn't usually take "wip" photos. I am glad I did it this time though. =)

      Radera
  9. Wow! Ce portrait est magnifique, très fort...

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    1. Thanks you, glad to hear it... =)

      Radera
  10. The portrait is excellent and you are right, the first two progress photos could easily be classed as complete portraits. I do prefer the finished painting though. Thanks for sharing.

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    1. Thank you Amanda, I am glad you like it. Knowing when to stop is a hard thing to do, especially when a brush stroke can do so much.

      Radera
  11. Belíssimo trabalho!!!Parabéns pela sua arte..
    Também faço alguns trabalhos,esse é meu blog caso queira dar uma olhada (http://renatoprado-desenhos.blogspot.com)
    Atenciosamente
    Renato Prado

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    1. Thank you Renato, glad you like my art. I took a look at your blog and you show great skill with your pen.

      Radera