Friday, January 29, 2016

Wilderness Man 20x24 on Canvas

 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!

Here is the picture I painted from...
and he stated that he likes a more abstract look to his art. 

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 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.

Much love, 


experiments in paper said...

Wow, Joi!! Amazing from top to bottom! Love your face - incredible!! As is that camo! Sounds like a wonderful course! xxx Lynn

butterfly said...

Wow - the landscape looks completely amazing - and I really love your fluffy clouds scudding across the sky - they have great height and you can really see the rain gathering at the bottoms!

Fantastic work on the figure and face in the foreground too. I should think the recipient was delighted.
Alison x

Pawsitively Creative said...

Oh course it looks like him! Fantabulous face and bravo to your for keep on keepin on! So glad you decided to continue drawing faces because this is an Amazeballs design and use of those wonderful paints! Your DH created a stunning frame as well! Awesome sauce! Hugz! ~Niki