Friday, 6 January 2012

Portrait of Robert

Oil on Board (14 x 12 in)

This oil portrait sketch was done from life in two short sittings (total of 3-4 hours). Robert is a new model on the local circuit and when he arrived for the first session I knew I was going to enjoy painting him.  I really like the challenge of painting a head where the form of the skull is so evident.  Although this poses different problems to a head with hair, it is not any easier if it is going to be convincing.  Each and every head is so different that attempting to capture a likeness and produce a half decent painting means I will always be stretched by painting portraits.

1 comment:

  1. Liz,
    Congratulations on accomplishing one of your goals for 2012 - I've really enjoyed your blog! You may be new to blogging, but not to painting -
    your work is amazing. I'm especially drawn to your of my resolutions of the new year.
    : )