Tuesday, December 11, 2012

"Bill P" sketch, then oil

"Bill P" Conte Pastel Pencil on Tim Horton's paper packet.
I like to re-use papers that mean something to me, like the packet I got with my donut the other day.
The medium tone of brown paper or cardboard is a nice foil for the dark and light pencils to bite into.
Sketch time = 30 minutes.

"Bill P" oil on canvas paper 11x14
Painting time = one hour plus. Bill is the husband of Vicki, one of our artists at the Goward House Portrait Painters group. She and I both agreed that the paper sketch is better than the oil.
My thanks to Conte Paris for the free samples of the pastel pencils.

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