Monday, 21 July 2008

A moment of kindness, a painting of Audrey Hepburn

A moment of kindness.
This oil painting is set in very bright sunlight the light is coming from the left. Some of the detail is lost because of the brightness of the light.
The painting is from the film The Unforgiven.
I am not very happy with Audrey's mouth and I will probably change it later. Sometimes it take a long time to see what is wrong with a painting and you have to come back to it later.
The horse is looking very sad and proud and is catching the bright sunlight. I am pleased with the horse it is the best horse I have painted.
I hope to do a similar painting with Audrey and the horse looking happier.

Thursday, 10 July 2008

An oil painting of Pegasus and Cassiopeia.

Pegasus and Cassiopeia
I wanted to make this painting look as classical as possible. Cassiopeia skin is painted in monochrome and the paint is very smooth. This creates contrast with her hair that was painted with thick paint over a dark under painting. Pegasus eyes have been built up into a pyramid so that they catch the light. I have tried to use the complementary colours yellow with violet and blue with orange.

Thursday, 3 July 2008

Immortal Life an oil painting of Sarah Chang

Immortal Life.
This is an oil painting of Sarah Chang when she was a little girl.
The background is the Pillars of Creation a star-forming region in the Eagle Nebula (M16).
I have tried to echo the background in her fingers and in the creases of her dress. There is also a similarity between the flowers on her blouse and the stars. I have curved the background slightly around her because I wanted it to look as though she is in the centre of her own universe.