Friday, January 11, 2008

Portrait of John

This is a portrait I did of my husband John....  It is a study of values.

I have always felt that doing portraits or the human body were the most challenging for me ...  I hate to feel there is something I can not accomplish.... so for that reason I keep plodding along.

The paint is not very thick but I have found that this is the way I paint at least at the present. I was happy with the likeness.

approx. 12" x 16" acrylic on panel


Shelley said...

Great job Gwen - it is a wonderful likeness. It appears that he is lost in a vision of his own perhaps he is pondering the outcome of his next project.

Gwen Buchanan said...

Thank-you Shelley, I painted this from a photograph of John taken when he was 28... I've much to learn and every drawing or painting is a welcome challenge...