Wednesday, 10 June 2015

First layer of two new oil paintings, 15x20cm

I started 2 new oil paintings, one of a portrait of a dog and one of a little girl after the well known painter bouguereau. I love the paintings of this painter.

Only the first layer is added to the pieces of MDF. They both are 15x20 cm.

The color I used for these fine art painting method is raw umber and Titian white.
In the next layers, after this layer is dry, more details are added and I try to give it more depth and by adding darker color and white.

I love the color mixed with the umber and white.
It looks like an old photograph.

I want to paint  the portrait of the little girl only in using the umber and white and only add in the portrait of the dog some warmer brown/reddish.
Also the white is not really white but contains a lot of color other colors, cool and warm.
A real challenge.

But I am so proud that I managed to get all the things in the right places.
The painting of the dog sofar took me 4 days of hard work, but I loved it!



3 comments:

  1. I just view your blog and enjoyed it very much. As a view of your art, the one thing that for me is annoying is your printed signature. It looks fake and in some cases overwhelms the fine work of your art...

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  2. Dennis thanks very much for your comment. Much appreciated for sure.
    The signatures are not present on the real painting.
    I just add it to protect my work on the internet.Unfortunately I have to do so. You are so right that it does not look great, but I had experiences in the past that pictures of my work were used to make a profit without mentioning my name and give credit to me.
    Such a shame. I hope you will visit my blog again in the future.
    Have a lovely day, many greetings.

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    1. I have read where art has been stolen and then prints made for sale... terrible. I noticed some of your work had natural signatures. Thanks for your explanation. You are a very talented lady....

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