Scrape and Paint

self portrait continues.

self portrait continues.


I’m taking a painting class from a new to me artist named Chappy Valente here in North Carolina. He likes to use a process where by he paints to a certain point and then scrapes. Then paints again. I am just one session into this class. I’ll keep you updated. I’m also learning how to address the painting of hair. He is great with colour!

Next Painting ?

Drawing for my next painting.

Drawing for my next painting.

. I haven’t painted in some time due to lack of inspiration.
I usually try to paint something that will challenge me or that which I want to hang. Thus far none of my painting are worthy of my walls. In time I suppose I will go back after much practice, to each of my past poorly executed works and bring them up to a presentable state.
So I welcome Buddha to my next of many practice drawings and paintings studies.

Meet Rita (sketch)

Sketch by Madison DuVeau

Rita a Sketch by Madison DuVeau

Anyone studying portraiture knows getting a likeness has everything to do with the eyes.  Most tend to make the eyes too big.  Knowing this fact I seem to have made them just a bit too small.  To correct this, I closed in the sides of her face at the end with the hair to disguise a fatal mistake .