Saturday, February 28, 2015

Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Distraction

Distraction
Took some time working on this. Tried to concentrate on edges. 

Monday, February 23, 2015

Saturday, February 21, 2015

Thursday, February 19, 2015

Portrait study 23

Portrait study 23




More portrait practice. One using reference then one from imagination then a quick photo study.

Tuesday, February 17, 2015

El Pescador- After Joaquin Sorolla y Bastida


El Pescador-  After Joaquin Sorolla y Bastida
Most of the work I have seen of Sorolla have been beaches with boats people and animals.  This portrait came up at auction recently.  A great balance of refinement and painterly strokes. Was priced between $30-$50,000.
Did a quick study to explore. 

Saturday, February 14, 2015

Hellelil and Hildebrand -The Meeting on the Turret Stairs


For the day thats in it.  Voted Irelands favourite painting by Frederic William Burton. It is held by the National Gallery of Ireland. Amazingly this is a watercolour.  The colour has been preserved by limiting the painting exposure to light.