Thursday, May 20, 2010

Class Work

201005 Leslie WIP
{detail of Leslie ~ 24 x 18 inches}

Here is a portrait work in progress from Thursday's class. It is a five session portrait sitting and this is as far as I got during the first class. The arms are pretty psychodelic because I have been experimenting more with bright underpaintings. This really helps the skin glow from a distance, the face also started out this bright, with an orange on the light side and a deep pink/red on the shadow side. I then worked wet in wet to develop the actual fleshtones. Leslie's eyelid got a little too blue, something I will tackle later in the process, today's goal with this painting is to get the other parts to an equal footing.

Below is a 1-1/2 hour color study sketch from Tuesday's class. It also started out with the bright underpainting, and some of it continues to shine through because of it being a quick exercise.

20100518 figure sketch 10x8

{Figure Sketch - 8x10 inches - Oil on Canvas Panel}

9 comments:

ale balanzario said...

Hola Elizabeth,
Your paintings are every time better and better, Im glad you decided to become a full time painter.
Me encantan estos retratos, cuanta tranquilidad trasmites en ellos,
Felicidades.
Ale

eLIZabeth Floyd said...

Muchas Gracias Ale! I am so happy you stopped by :)

Kerri Settle said...

Liz, these portraits are just beautiful. You have a real gift with them!

eLIZabeth Floyd said...

Thanks Kerri :) I really enjoy the challenge of painting people and capturing likeness.

Jean Victory said...

These are just beautiful! Nice work with the figures!

eLIZabeth Floyd said...

thanks Jean, it is nice hearing from you :)

Celeste Bergin said...

good figures!

eLIZabeth Floyd said...

Thanks Celeste :)

ginnyntex said...

Thanks for sharing the works in progress. Very interesting about the under painting. You are just getting better and better!

Virginia Floyd