Friday, April 22, 2011

33rd Foot homestretch

Things are slowly winding down on this painting. I'm going to let it sit a few days as the red is probably the biggest hurdle on this one.

More work has been done on the coat since this
photo was taken. The red is taking a while to dry
so in a few days I'll go back in and add highlights
and deep shadows.

As in the previous photo more work has been done
on the face and tricorn as well.

Monday, April 18, 2011

33rd Foot update

I finally got around to making some minor progress on this small study. At some point I'll do this as a larger 12 X 12 painting. The face has been really enjoyable to work on. I still have to tweak some of the features after the oils dry a day or so. I want to be careful here as it would be very easy to run this right into the ground.

The goal is a very British face. Not quite there yet...close.

The painting before starting the face.