I finished this portrait of Dominic yesterday after working on it off an on for about six months. I tried to capture Dominic’s desire to always be moving. I took a lot of reference photos of him in different locations wearing different clothes . I thought this photo reference told a story about a young boy ready to be free to run an jump. He loves cars which was the reason I selected the shirt he was wearing. The challenge for me was to show Dominic in full figure within a complex environment. I liked the way the afternoon sun was creating interesting highlights. I painted his hair with a used sable brush that had about four strands of hair left on it.
Posts Tagged ‘oil-portrait’
Tags: elderly man portrait, John Foster Dyess, oil-portrait, portrait in oil of a male model, St.-Louis-Artists'-Guild
Tags: jean auguste dominique ingres, oil-portrait, oil-portrait-of-a-child, portrait-by-John-Foster-Dyess
My oil portrait of grand daughter Sophia was finished in May of 2013 after almost a year. Total time I worked on this painting was not a year because I set it aside for many months. This is not a usual thing for me to take so long a time to work on a portrait.
I teach part time at Meramec Community College and have access to art books in the campus library and because I teach I can keep a book all semester- and I kept a book on the art of Jean Auguste Dominique Ingres for almost the entire semester. I studied reproductions of his paintings in this book and scanned the painting below which became an inspiration while painting Sophia’s portrait.
Tags: John Foster Dyess, oil-portrait, photographs of children, portrait-of-Sophia, portriat
I stopped painting on Sophia painting number one last summer ,but I have gotten it out of storage and may continue painting on it soon.
I took photos of Sophia’s dress to help me see the flower patterns in more detail.
I looked at photos of Sophia from various angles ,while painting her portrait, to help me understand the form in her face.
Tags: art-of-John-Foster-Dyess, creating-a-portrait-painting, oil-portrait, portrai, portrait-of-a-child, portrait-painting
I’ve removed the canvas from the wood frame so that the canvas lays flat on my drawing board.This photo was taken outside in the sunlight.
At this stage, of painting with washes, I’m beginning to add color to the flowers on Sophia’s dress.This stage of painting was June 25,2012