Saturday, 28 March 2009

For Annie

As discussed here is a painting sitting on my wall at the moment. Sorry about the camera distortion. Size 18.5 x 24 inches, acrylic on board framed in black.

Wednesday, 18 March 2009

Time is up

I take the paintings up to London tomorrow. I am submitting them to two separate large open portrait exhibitions. Had a useful session last friday discussing the paintings with Kasia Andrews and Kevin, see Kevin's blog:
Looking at the painting under different light was an initial shock but on reflection I have not made many changes. A minor adjustment to Kevins brow. Most of my time has been taken up making frames for the paintings

Also got feedback on this painting Friday and have made some minor adjustments taking into account comments from people who know the model.

Wednesday, 11 March 2009

progress what progress?

There is progress honest. The upper half of the background on the female portrait has changed. Kevins wheelchair didn't have handles or red tape.

Sunday, 8 March 2009

Tough times

Things are beginning to get a little more difficult. Having spent so long on these images you start to doubt yourself. One reason is that having studied these faces so long they lose their identity. Like repeating a word over and over twenty times, it becomes a sound and the meaning goes. I was reassured yesterday, showing the female painting to someone, they recognised the person even though I didn't know they knew each other (a good litmus test). The problem on the Kevin painting is the way the paving changes direction in the photo. When it is painted in, it looks as if the painter has got their perspective wrong. I am still making very slow but steady progress. I think?

Saturday, 7 March 2009

Spot the difference

Not much appears to have changed, but, there are changes.

Wednesday, 4 March 2009

Work over the last few days

The changes from one photo to another, are becoming more difficult to discern, as work is more on the details now.