Thursday, May 30, 2013

Figure Study # 9

This is from a another 2 1/2 hour open studio session.  I think my drawing realistic practice is already starting to help.  This painting actually looked like the model. 

Oil on paper,  8" x 10"

I'm almost done with a second portrait drawing.  Being larger and so detailed they take me about a week to complete.  Hopefully in a day or two I can post it.


  1. I like the chunky brushstrokes. Is the paper textured?

  2. I apply three coats of gesso on the paper with a wide, soft brush. Each layer is done in a different direction: horizontal, vertical then horizontal---that's what gives it a little texture. I also paint the back side too so it doesn't curl.