16"x20" acrylic on gallery canvas
Here is the finished painting. I was unsure how I wanted to treat the background. I decided to have fun with the brush strokes and created a sense of nature behind them with the green and brown tones. Overall I am very happy with the finished piece. Now I am looking forward to giving it to the happy couple. I hope they are happy with it.
I made some progress this weekend and worked on Justin's face and also started with the hands. All in all I think its coming along nicely. Working in a fast paced promotional/advertising environment every day, I am used to working quickly to meet deadlines. I am making a conscious effort to slow down and not rush with my painting, take breaks and come back fresh.
Its been a while since I did a portrait painting but I enjoy doing them. Above is the painting I am currently working on. I have blocked in some values of color. Now lets see if I can capture a good likeness moving forward.
YOu're off to a great start! Good luck and remember to have fun.ReplyDelete
Beautiful! Fresh and lively!ReplyDelete
Thank you Susan and Mary!ReplyDelete
Ah - the challenge! The nerves! You're doing great - nice and loose so far.ReplyDelete
I am so impressed with your portrait paintings, Brad. Looking at the picture, you've already captured the likeness. I look forward to seeing this finished. Excellent!!ReplyDelete
Thank you Hilda!ReplyDelete
I like the way you have this blocked in... I think you are well on your way to getting the likeness.ReplyDelete
Coming along beautifully Brad!ReplyDelete
Thank you Mary!ReplyDelete
You have really honed in on her features well, Brad!ReplyDelete
This one is well on the way.
Thank you Dean!ReplyDelete
Very lively ! Good work. Thank you for visiting my blog.ReplyDelete
Had a look at some of your other paintings they all good ,I like the way you apply the paint on thick but still retain the crisp lines.ReplyDelete
Thank you Hoghart and Roger. I appreciate you comments and it was my pleasure to visit your blogs! I enjoy meeting other artists. It inspires me to continue to paint.ReplyDelete
Hola Brad. Gracias por visitar mi blog. Por fin he podido entrar en el tuyo. Creo que estás captando muy bien la personalidad de los retratados. Me gustaría saber qué opinas de mi trabajo, para mi tu opinión también es importante...ReplyDelete
Saludos desde España.
Thank you Margarita! I appreciate the comments. I looked at your blog too and really enjoyed looking over your paintings. you are very talented!ReplyDelete
You've had some time to paint this weekend too! excellent :) What super progress you've made, looking good.ReplyDelete
Beautiful work - a treasured heirloom in the making!ReplyDelete
Thank you Trudy and Mary!ReplyDelete
Wow this is great!ReplyDelete
Thank you Bonnie! I appreciate that!ReplyDelete
Awesome work Brad. It's great to see all the steps.ReplyDelete
Thank you Erik! I appreciate that.ReplyDelete
Brad, creo que has logrado un gran trabajo. Las figuras se muestran naturales, relajadas. El fondo me parece un gran acierto ya que no resta protagonismo a las figuras y a la vez tiene presencia, volumen, eso ayuda a dar realismo a la escena. Creo que la pareja quedará encantada.ReplyDelete
Thank you Margarita, I appreciate that! I delivered it Monday and they loved it.ReplyDelete
very nicely done brad. I am sure the happy couple are even more happy after receiving this.ReplyDelete
Thank you Gary!ReplyDelete
What a lively and fun double portrait- something not easy to pull off well, as you have done!ReplyDelete
Thank you Taryn!ReplyDelete