Old Portrait – New Portrait

Tom 09

Lilibeth André, Tom 09, oil, 8x6

I am currently working on a new portrait of Tom. We had the opportunity to paint him last year for class. Last year, I did a small a la prima of him on a 8×6 board. I t was fun to paint it and I left it fresh without reworking it. I used the drama of the shadows to represent his likeness and really enjoyed the piece.

This year, the composition included a light colored background and I like that it gives a nice variety of reflective colors, especially on the skin. I am also painting from a different perspective. In last year’s piece I was painting from a standing position. This year, I am sitting much closer to the model.

Tom 10 WIP1

Lilibeth André, Tom 10 WIP1, oil, 16x12

This is the work from the first sitting for Tom 10. I expect to have at least one more sitting with the model for this piece.


About The Artist

Houston, Texas A classical artist and writer that delves in sustainability issues and natural health practices.
This entry was posted in Journal and tagged , , , . Bookmark the permalink.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )


Connecting to %s