This year I have been doing a Bargue Drawing class to improve my drawing skills and get over my fear of adding people to my paintings. Below is this weeks homework done as usual in charcoal. At this point I’m almost finished with the class and so yesterday I decided to put my homework to oils after seeing others here working on portraits.
So , here’s my set up … on canvas paper
Then here’s my .. not quite sure if I’m finished … painting
Now I did find that I lost lines while painting which is different than when I’m using charcoal. With my landscapes I am usually blocking in , so I had tried to use Marks method and layer in the values, using the top print as my blue gray instead of the sepia tones. Did I lose or change his expression? My husband had been my critic this morning and we are both going blind lol…