Portraits

A few weekends ago I attended a portrait workshop at Barnet Guild of Artists’ studio.

In the morning I did a study of the model in pastel and charcoal.

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In the afternoon I painted another model in watercolour.

First I did the underdrawing in pencil:

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Then I started painting using watercolour:

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Adding some colours in the background:img_4484

Done:

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I was at the studio from 10 am to 3:30pm. It was a very productive and enjoyable day !

 

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Pastel portrait

Hello!

I have been painting portraits in pastels recently.

This is a portrait of my partner who is sketching me. He is also an artist so we sometimes draw each other.

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Drawing process :

Started drawing with a grey conte pastel

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Emphasizing dark tones with dark brown pastel

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adding backgrounds with grey pastel

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painting mid tones with brown pastel, highlighting with white pastel…and finish!

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Self-portrait ‘The Artist in Green Summer Dress’

I had been working on my self-portrait to enter into a self-portrait painting competition for the last few weeks.

I finally finished the painting on Monday.

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What do you think?

I’ll show you the painting process.

First I did an underdrawing. I’m using a Winsor & Newton Artist’s Watercolour 300gsm Cold Pressed paper

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Putting colours in watercolour. Shadows and darkest areas first

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Putting more colours in

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Started painting the background

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Adding textures with pastel

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Adding highlights with white pastel

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Here is the finished painting ‘The Artist in Green Summer Dress’The artist in green summer dress_yumikudo

Self Portrait in Acrylic Paint

Hello hope you are having a nice weekend:)

I’m currently working on self-portraits to enter into a competition.

I’ve finished one painting and I wanted to show you.

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*Painting Process*

First I did a rough underpainting in pastel

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Then started painting over it using acrylics

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Started using paint rollers to paint more intuitively

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Started using bright orange and yellow acrylic paints because I like bright colours and I wanted the painting to look cheerful

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and here is the finished piece..! what do you think?

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Portrait painting..finished!

Hooray!

I have finally finished this portrait painting ‘Dreaming’

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I spent many hours on this painting layering colours over and over and changing background many times.

I will show you how I painted this:)

in my previous blog I showed you up to this image

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I didn’t like the two square frames in the background, so I decided to replace one of the frames with this Japanese mask I found in the model’s room.

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I wanted to leave some brush strokes so I started using a flat brush not worrying too much about details

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I still didn’t like the background.. I think there’s too much going on. So I finally decided not to put anything on the wall.FullSizeRender[3]

and here’s the finished work!

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Work in progress..

Hello! Hope everyone had a nice weekend.

I’m currently working on a portrait and here is the sneak peak 🙂

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I’ll show you the process so far:) I used acrylics for this painting.

I started painting directly on the canvas board without a preparatory drawing.

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Added more details…

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Added details in backgrounds.. The model was also an artist and had many of his drawings framed and put up on the wall in his house, so I decided to include them in my painting.

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Thanks for reading!

I’ll keep you updated with the progress:)