Thursday, April 28, 2011

Child's Portrait in oil

Pensive©2011C.L.Burgess oil on linen 8x6 nfs

Accepting commissions.
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Most of the time I prefer to work from life but with children, a  photo will do. It is also possible to get really wonderful candids to work from, since kids can be very wary of the invasive camera when asked to "sit".
I created this oil painting from a photo that I used for a watercolor study last year. See left. It took a year of looking and more practice with color and children's faces to get to this stage. This little piece took way longer than I would invest in an alla prima but the subtlety required it and the layers of glazing as well.

I love painting people.
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