Tuesday, 31 March 2015

Another Amerindian

This is my latest study. I'm not absolutely certain but believe this to be an Inuit man, possibly one of the Alaskan tribes. The original photograph dates from the 1900s. I think it shows the influence of the recent portrait course I've attended at the College of Bath.

16" x 12" Centenaire (from Great Art) 140lb (300gsm) not

Colours were quite restricted, mainly to blues and browns plus Raw Umber and Cadmium Red Light. Completed in about one and a half hours. I used Pebeo masking fluid for the fine lines in his facial hair and a few other places.

Brushes were my usual Isabey and Escoda travel brushes, it was painted at the last AVA session. I'm quite pleased with it.


prospero said...

I really like this Peter. It's mysterious and very well painted.

Peter Ward said...

Thanks Chris.