Posts Tagged ‘world war two’

Window cleaning

Posted in coherence on April 10th, 2016 by Graham – Be the first to comment
Lt H A Baker RCNR MBE – Atlantic Patrol. Oil on canvas panel. 50 x 40 cm.

Lt H A Baker RCNR MBE – Atlantic Patrol. Oil on canvas panel. 50 x 40 cm.

Latest (final?) version after a few minor adjustments.

Entanglements

Posted in a rit of fealous jage on March 27th, 2016 by Graham – Be the first to comment
Lt H Baker RCNR MBE - Atlantic Patrol. Oil on canvas panel. 50 x 40 cm.

Lt H Baker RCNR MBE – Atlantic Patrol. Oil on canvas panel. 50 x 40 cm.

Made some various tweaks to the face today, and added some more texture to the duffle coat.  I’m still not really happy with some aspects of how I’ve painted the face, but have decided to stop as I’m getting that niggly feeling that if I fiddle about much more I may mess things up entirely.  (Unless of course the client wants me to adjust anything).

Interestingly, I seem to have made one of those paintings where the eyes follow you around the room…

Here’s a closer view of his face

Detail view

Detail view

Search engine optimisation

Posted in sanity on March 26th, 2016 by Graham – Be the first to comment
Untitled work in progress. Oil on canvas panel. 50 x 40 cm.

Untitled work in progress. Oil on canvas panel. 50 x 40 cm.

The result of today’s work on this one.  I think the hands, face and cap are finished.  Not sure whether to do any more on the coat, I’m tempted to leave it as is so that it doesn’t draw attention from the face.  Here’s a close-up:

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And finally, here’s the main photo I’ve been working from.  Obviously it’s been colourised, and for some reason they made his eyes blue when they were actually brown.  Not sure how well I have captured the likeness, portraits are a new area for me.  I think the painting at least looks human!

Two steps forward…

Posted in coherence on March 26th, 2016 by Graham – Be the first to comment
Untitled work in progress. Oil on canvas panel. 50 x 40 cm.

Untitled work in progress. Oil on canvas panel. 50 x 40 cm.

But still a long way to go!  I may leave the duffle coat as it is, or maybe just define the area around the hood a little more.

Flotsam and jetsam

Posted in a rit of fealous jage on March 24th, 2016 by Graham – Be the first to comment
Untitled work in progress.  Oil on canvas panel.  50 x 40 cm.

Untitled work in progress. Oil on canvas panel. 50 x 40 cm.

Well, I made a start on painting it!  Can see a few drawing errors that, when I fix them, will hopefully make this look vaguely like the photo I’m working from.

Don’t you miss it

Posted in discriminately on March 20th, 2016 by Graham – Be the first to comment

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Preparatory sketch (one of many, you should see how bad the previous ones are…) for a new painting.  Think I will need to do quite a few more before I try to do this in paint.

Peculiar piano riffs

Posted in solubly on November 13th, 2015 by Graham – Be the first to comment
Tripwire. Oil on canvas. 10 x 14.

Tripwire. Oil on canvas. 10 x 14.

Painting of a US soldier in the Ardennes, New Year’s Eve 1944 .

Lines on the map

Posted in between days on November 2nd, 2015 by Graham – Be the first to comment
Tripwire – work in progress. Oil on canvas. 10 x 14.

Tripwire – work in progress. Oil on canvas. 10 x 14.

US soldier on New Year’s 1944 in the Ardennes. A little further along…