100 Portraits – No. 27

portrait no 27-megan-oil

Here is the latest portrait study. I decided to put up both the underpainting and the painting itself. Oil on canvas, 12 x 16 inches. I did the drawing with a mix of yellow ochre, burnt sienna and ultramarine blue – figuring out the proportions and the general areas of light and shade. I often find that if the structure isn’t right, the rest of the painting can crumble. Or sometimes, the initial drawing might be okay but then something goes wrong in the painting… In this case, I’m satisfied with the way it turned out. Painting the face/head (and painting in general) is still a learning process so I’m sure I still make mistakes. It’s strange how the more you do something, you can gain confidence but at the same time, makes you aware how there’s still so much to learn!

3 thoughts on “100 Portraits – No. 27

  1. I have only been painting for about ten years on and off, Anne. And yet I find I am always learning something new which is why I keep at it. Otherwise, I would easily get bored and move on to a different hobby!
    Your painting is lovely. I’ve tried some underpainting before which is easier with acrylics than watercolor, but it is something I need more experience at.

    • Yes, it’s the constant learning that keeps me going too! And of course the pure pleasure of creating art and sharing with others.
      Thank you, I’m glad you like it. 🙂

      • You’re welcome! I love all your work. I have been doing a couple of sketches of people every time I go to the library now. I did a couple today, but I won’t be able to post them until tomorrow. I still have to take pictures of them. 🙂

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