May 25, 2010

Scaling up a shout!

Once again, I decided to take one of my daily sketches and paint it much larger than the original. This time It's 80 x 60 cm (approx 31x 23 inches) and again it is the depiction of an expressed emotion, and, yes it is again more or less a self portrait.

The shout is complete theater, but looks convincing.

So I put on a coat of light blue in acrylic and transferred my sketch.

It is based on this sketch

Hopefully some paint goes on tomorrow.
Paintings by Peter Hobden

May 21, 2010

Scaling up a Laugh - Session 4

Getting close to the finish on this one. I'm getting the expression of explosive joy.

I included a wide view to give an impression of the size of the canvas.

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Paintings by Peter Hobden

May 19, 2010

Scaling up a laugh - session 3

The painting is now beginning to flesh out, as it were.

I had no idea that these were the colors I was going to use, they just emerged as I painted, but they were the colors I wanted.

It is going to stay in the same rough style but probably another two or three sessions needed.

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50 x 60 cm

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Paintings by Peter Hobden

May 12, 2010

Scaling up a Laugh

While finishing the 'Summer Market' painting (see previous post), I started a new painting possibly titled  'Laugh' . It is based on a charcoal drawing which I include below.  The foundation (washed out blue-red) layer was done in acrylics, on this I sketched the lines with charcoal pencil and now I have layed down a first layer in alkyd oils (dry in less than 24 hours).

The charcoal reference approx 16 x 14 cm

The painting  60 x 50 cm

Paintings by Peter Hobden