Hello and Welcome Back to ALL you sweet bloggers.
Around Thanksgiving, I was commissioned to do a painting using photos from a hunt. At the time, I reluctantly agreed stating that the only way I would do it was if I could do the man's body from the back. In other words... with no face... just the back of the head etc.
Why? Because I don't draw faces. Well... at that time I didn't.... but I do NOW!!!!
Thanks to the Creative Jump Start Workshop I took through N*Studio - Nathalie Kalbach... I learned a unique way of drawing faces. I realize that it's not a "real", in detail face... but the type of face I had learned to draw worked well for this wilderness man.
Thought I would share it with you because admittedly... I am rather encouraged by how it turned out. It is a 20X24 canvas using acrylic paints. I didn't take a lot of pictures this time!
I sketched the background and body from pictures that he gave me from the trip.
Then began painting.
There were not textures used - only paint - per his request.
Figuring out the camo was crazy!!
And I definitely need to work on painting skies.
And then hubby made a frame for the painting out of cedar. This is not a good picture of the painting or the frame but I promise...it looks amazing in person! We had lots of folks at the ranch this week for a conference and the painting was a hit. The man in the picture was here for the conference! All said it looks just like him!
I just have to say...
I am so thankful to be blessed with the opportunity to paint.
No one is more amazed than me at the art of creating.
Thank you for visiting... and for your comments.
I sooo appreciate each one.