Graphic Black and White Portrait on Blue
April 27, 2011
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So I promised to post some new work in my last update. So here is that blue canvas I had started. I’m finally painting a portrait that a friend of mine asked for several years ago. Oops. But now it is half-finished already! Here is a photo of how the original image with some editing looks projected onto the already canvas.
I purchased this projector to make little drawings and photos easier to blow up into a larger format. It may be considered corner cutting by some, but the original images are always my own work or I have the permission of the photographer to use it. I would paint less if it were more difficult to increase the size of my desired image, so for now I love to use it. I probably don’t have to justify this at all, but it’s an interesting topic to me. Will some artists consider me less credible as a painter if I don’t create the canvas sized image with conventional transfer techniques? I certainly don’t, if the original image is my own work is this tha dissimilar to using Photoshop? It’s a tool. OK.
I needed to get that out apparently.
Here is a photo of the first stage of painting.
I plan to add the “black” areas next and see what that looks like before I add the hair and mid-tones. I will keep you posted!