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Portrait of Woman

Portrait of Woman, pen and ink
Portrait of Woman, pen and ink and brush, 30 x 40 cm/11.8 x 15.7″
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Art Drawings from Rome People and portraits

Drawings of Caravvagio paintings

After seeing the Caravaggio and His Times Exhibit in Rome last week I did some rough-ish drawings of some of his paintings in conte crayon. The man certainly could draw very well in the manner of his day. That did not make him unusual as an artist for that time. Rather it was his perfecting the dramatic use of lighting in his paintings.

caravaggio boy bitten
From Boy Bitten by Lizard
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from The Musicians
caravaggio figures
St Francis of Assissi in Ecstasy
caravaggio bachus
From Bacchus
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Art People and portraits

Portrait of Young Woman II

Looking to capture the image and personality of this attractive and strong young woman, I was again guided and inspired by the principles of portraiture laid out by Rembrandt.

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Portrait of Young Woman II, sold acrylics 60 x 80 cm
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Art People and portraits

Portrait of a Teenage Girl

Sold Acrylics on paper, 60 x 80 cm

I did this portrait following as closely as I could Rembrandt’s approach to portrait painting.   However he used oil paints and I use acrylics.  Blending with acrylics is problematic as they dry so quickly so you have to paint afresh where planes join, although retarders help.  His models were in person whereas I use photos, as do most of us given the hours and hours it takes to paint a portrait.  Some do a combination of a sitting during which they take photos and work from them later.  In the British national portrait competition they had a model  and all the artists worked from photos while the sitter could move around freely and talk to the interviewer.  Not all photos are professionally done so the lighting is not easy to deal with, as was the case with the photo I used here.  The subject was in a snow scene, cheeks red here and there from the cold and hardly any shadows from the diffuse lighting.   

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Art People and portraits

Avec Ma Fille a Paris

With

Avec Ma Fille a Paris, With My Daughter in Paris. At Notre Dame

Avec Ma Fille
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Art People and portraits

Hungarian Woman 111

Acrylics, 20 x 24,” 50 x 60 cm

This is based on a portrait of a friend.  Despite all the decoration she is still clearly there!  

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Art People and portraits

Woman, With Hair

Woman, With Hair, acrylics on Canson30 x 40 cm, 11.8 x 15.7″   Woman, With Hair, acrylics on Canson30 x 40 cm, 11.8 x 15.7″  

All prints are on 12 x 16″/30 x 40 cm, high quality paper

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Double Take!

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Double Take, portrait
Double Take, portrait, acrylics, A4, 8 .25 x 11.5″
Double Take, portrait
Double Take, portrait, acrylics, A4, 8 .25 x 11.5″
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Art

A Portrait of a Woman of Power and Judgment

A digital portrait, done from scratch on my Wacom tablet.

 

 

Woman, digital portrait, prints only

 

 

 

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Girl with Stuffed Animal, watercolor painting

Girl with Stuffed Monkey

 

In private collection