Sunday, September 18, 2011

"Head Study 3"

Pissed Off
 6"x6", oil on gesso board

I did this painting last week, but didn't shoot till today.
This painting is done from a woman's mugshot, looking very pissed off.
I am not sure that she is a celebrity or not. Maybe she is.....

I signed up some art classes at nearby community college: Oil painting and Print Making. The Fall term  started two weeks ago, keeping  me very busy. Also signed up Boot Camp style  exercise program. Boot camp is Monday through Thursday, from 5:15 till 6:30. This program is a merciless real killer.  Through oil painting class, I am learning how to build the canvas from the scratch. Go to Home Depot, get the materials for stretcher bars, learn  how to cut the bars, stretch canvas on the frame, prepare canvas with gesso .....

I get more fit and stronger and paint till 100 years old!!
Sounds like a good plan?

Sunday, September 4, 2011

"Head Study 2"

The Girl with the Flaxen Hair
 6"x6", oil on gesso board

Step 1

 The reason why I chose to paint this girl was her dazzling smile .
That dazzle impressed me didn't get capture yet.

Step 2
I worked more on the painting.
The reference  image I was using to start this painting has disappeared.
I had to work out of my memory. I was so afraid working without reference,though.
I prefer the earlier painting for it's spontaneity.