Tuesday, February 26, 2013

An Oil Painting Commission


I have been painting and painting and painting on this one. 
It is small (9" x 12") - almost too small for the detail that was needed.  
I have never painted anyone in the dark before.  
This one will be a  part of a special occasion, 
from the sounds of it.  
It was interesting.  Having a 'drum set' myself, 
I very much understood what I was seeing
even in the dark of the photo that was supplied.
Headed to the client, as soon as that dark paint - which is thick, dries.
As this photo shows, it's still very wet and shiny in parts.

Next?  I have such a great collection of pastels and 
I like how they make portraiture pop.  
That's what my next focus is - 'human' portraits
and color.
Have gone back to using pastels - at least giving it a try again.  
I have really missed them - but cough, cough...wow.  
I am looking into ordering a Totobobo mask today.  
In the meantime, a painter's mask will do the trick.


4 comments:

Camille LaRue Olsen said...

You did a great job!

Pattie Wall said...

Thanks for you comment and your visit Camille!

Serena Lewis said...

Fantastic job, Pattie...they will love it!

Pattie Wall said...

Thanks Serena! Hope so!