25 October 2011

Bowler Hat Portrait

The reference picture I used had a watermark in a spiral shape in the centre of the face which made it awkward to match colours annoyingly, should of noticed it earlier to prevent problems, or I should start making an effort to start taking my own photographs.

23 October 2011

Shopping with Mum

Oil Portrait (First time painting from a photo not pc monitor)

It was a lot easier to reproduce the colours from the photograph, I've only painted from a computer monitor which I don't think is good for starting out, ultimately I want to be painting from life, got a self portrait in the works at the moment.

Portrait of Dad

Second attemp at painting my Dad, below is my first attempt when just getting started with painting, looks a bit mad.

This was painted back in May 2010, one of the flaws with this painting was not enough yellow used.