Here are my latest efforts warts and all. I stress I don't put them up as good paintings. Some are experimental. After 20 years I'm still experimenting! Says a lot about my painting. All 16" x 12"
Nubian Woman. Corrected version.
I made the nose too long on the original so had a go at changing it. It can be done in watercolour as long as the colours used are not too staining. as are many of the modern synthetic pigments like the Quinacridones. I also softened the too prominent outline. I hope readers can benefit from my mistakes, which is the reason for posting these corrections.
The eponymous Chef/Businessman Gordon Ramsey
Moderately Happy with this one, although only moderately. It is flawed.
Hair not right too blue
Got the shape wrong. The body is too long. This has already bitten the dust.
Although happy with certain parts of the painting I have made the top of her head the wrong shape. It should be slightly lower and more rounded. I may have another shot at this.
Corrected version. Here I reduced the head height and made it more rounded.
Facial colour not quite right - a bit too red, although the camera seems to make them worse. I'm reverting to Charles Reids combination of colours (after straying from the path) but haven't quite got them right. To articulate he used basic combinations for facial colours of Cadmium Red, Raw Sienna and Cerulean Blue. He also used Ultramarine Blue, Alizarin crimson and even Green at times, and a few others.
Metal Objects - This weeks AVA subject. Pretty awful I know but this is a warts- and all blog.
'Herbert" A work in progress.
I am at the point where it could go on to be a decent painting or go completely wrong. I'm baring my soul with these comments.
Another Amerindian - a work in progress.