// kevin edit // kevin edit // kevin edit
There was an error in this gadget

Translate

Sunday, November 16, 2008

My Neighbor and some other recent work ;-)

This is my neighbor Delores, she is an amazing woman.. I carefully lit her with studio lights on the left of the image and cool, morning light on the right.. i think I am calling this pretty done! who knows - maybe I have a shot as a painter ? about 35 hours ( with a lot of looking time in the number..).. there are always things to fix but i'm feeling good. below are the block in and about 15-20 hours in and a value study i did in graphite .. the painting is a much more careful rendering of her likeness in proportion, value, color, shapes.. whatnot....






some 2 min gestures from sat. working on my Carl Gnassian "" way but LONG way to go..



below from Henry's friday night workshop.. not pleased w/my drawing lately.. ugh
somehow that foreshortened foot won the battle and is the size of a small, offshore watercraft ( or my size 14 foots..)below Sir Norman Rockwell master copies - in graphite from charcoal sketches ;-)

a polish mother and son from some photog book I found.. graphite..

11 comments:

paac said...

wow kevin! that portrait looks amazing! Great job, keep it up! see ya around..

wenyu said...

Dolores painting fricken rules!! the colors are craazzy awesome. love the aesthetic details, the soften hairline, the flesh tone...i am sure you make tomutsu proud. master painter in the making.

carguin said...

ya dude. I feel completely wimpy in front of your Dolores painting. You suck for being so good (as long as you have the time!) Hehe.

Gue said...

cool painting, man. Those graphite's are looking better and better as well. See you this Friday?

Ken Chandler said...

Beautiful. You painting of Delores is truly inspired.

Emerson said...

i really envy your skills at capturing likenesses man. Consider being a portrait painter? You definitely have the skills for that.

1 more week to our dinner reunion! Woohoo!

Gue said...

naa, I recommend bringing only a sketchbook. But, if you really want, use a chair for a horse easel....if you get there early enough.

Ed He said...

nah, she's being kind cuz teacher evaluations are coming up. lol haha.

oh did u redo chucks hw?? i didn't do mine, yet. =P

Rita Foster said...

Your portrait paintings amaze me, how'd you do that? :0)

Ted said...

thanks all for great comments.. still tonnage to learn!!! painting and drawing rule! -kw

Celeste Bergin said...

good grief this is fabulous work!