Sunday, May 27, 2012

Riyo

This lady is another colleague who has submitted to being painted via photograph. There is some reflection from the still-wet varnish layer. One of these days, I'll figure out how to photograph the paintwork to show it at its best. It is of low enough quality as is, doesn't get any better by crummy photographic technique. This is again done with acrylics, on 40 x 50 cm gessoed canvas.

Saturday, May 12, 2012

El Malik

This one is of my friend and colleague, who likes to be considered "The King" of outside BBQing, and pretty much anything else. This is painted in the watercolour style, but with acrylic paint. On 60 x 60 canvas, stretched, glue-coated and primed by myself. I think this background (with gesso primer) looks better than the last one, with only the natural canvas background. Acrylic, on canvas, approx. 60 x 60 cm

Tuesday, May 1, 2012

Jose

This is a picture of my friend & colleague Jose; it is painted on a piece of fabric I stretched myself onto a 60 x 60 cm frame, and coated with animal skin glue. The color of the original fabric shows through -on purpose, of course- but maybe it would have looked better if it had been primed with gesso.

I realize while posting that the photo is pretty bad; it is blurred and the final glossy coat reflects the light from the window. :-(

In any case, acrylics, 60 x0 60 cm