Friday, April 10, 2009

head study in oil



Definitely my favorite and biggest challenge are these portrait studies. There is so much information to try to capture and also the decisions on what not to paint. I want to get accuracy but keep it "painterly." I took the photos about every two hours to keep track of my progression.
14"x11"
oil on portrait linen

6 comments:

Karen said...

I love the process shots. You did keep it painterly...I always love how in your portraits you manage to capture a really specific person/emotion. I mean, they're not generic, they always get at a really specific essence of the model.
Now you must teach me how.

susan hong-sammons said...

no I think I'll be staring over your shoulder to get that lushy painterly brush stoke nailed down.

Jala Pfaff said...

Really nice job!

r garriott said...

So beautiful. You've captured her loveliness and personality as well.

Paul said...

I love your paintings but I especially like your plein air paintings. Lovely work :-)

susan hong-sammons said...

Dear Jala,R. Garriott, and Paul,
Thanks for your kind comments and for taking the time to look at my oil studies. I appreciate the time you took away from your studio.
Happy Painting, s