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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.

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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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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May 17, 2010

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