Man in Yellow

I’ve grown tired of the kind of portraits that I’ve recently created. However, I want to keep exploring abstract impressionistic styles. So, I am backing up from the subject and focusing a little on the overall figure. This male figure is my first attempt. I also went a little larger with this piece. It is…

Blue Eye Killer

7,200 x 10,800 pixels | 24 x 36 inches Blue Eye Killer Zoomable Image Yes, I know. The zoomify player is buggy – particularly for mobile devices.

Closer

Another face, but this time a lot closer and a bit more abstracted. I’m torn on this one. On one hand, I like the idea of a (mostly) monochromatic painting. On the other hand, I look at this and think “what have I wrought?” Closer | Detail Shots Eye/iris Upper eyelid/eyebrow area Bridge of the…

Ephemeral

I went a bit more surrealistic with this project. This is not a real person – more of a meshing of features from a number of people. 7,200 x 10,800 pixels Get a print of Ephemeral Ephemeral Detail shots

Wife

2 of 2. This is the wife – to go with the Husband piece from yesterday. Her blouse posed a bit of a challenge to me. Such a large area of white with no significant details. I played with a number of ways to add in my own idea of what she could be wearing. Eventually,…

Husband

The Husband 24 x 36 ” | digital painting From old family photos. I found this photo of what I assume is a married couple. The wife will be next. I tried to do this in an impressionism style that is a kind of blend between styles like some of Van Gogh’s and Munch’s works….

Impressionism | Audrey

Another impressionism painting. I am most happy with the eyes. Less happy with some of the contouring. Some spots don’t feel natural to me. I think I know where I went wrong – the neck. Mostly. That’s the second iteration of the neck and, while it is far better than my first attempt, it still…

Impressionistic Digital Painting | The Man With the Eyes

I am still working on old photos – using them as the basis for impressionistic digital paintings. Here is the scan of the original photo. This is not retouched, but it is smaller for the sake of quick loading on this page. Using that as my reference, I started working on ways to add some unusual…