Having had a momentous couple of weeks away while my daughter gave birth to her first child, Toby, it feels good to be back in the studio. I have completed another stage of my portrait. As you can see in the image below, there is more work to be done on the facial skin tones and I can see that the one cheek line is wrong. However, I am pleased to have started on the eyes and mouth and can begin to see how they might work out, fingers crossed. I have used a simple colouring in for the eyes at the moment combined with an outline in raw sienna to help with definition. The mouth is again a block colour with stronger definition used for the middle and the lines on the face caused by the smile. I will keep working on these features, the skin tone and the hair over the next couple of days.
I am also working on a picture for my art club. We each had to consider a square on the map of Hornsea and produce an image of that area. I am working on two ideas, one with photos creating a panorama up, down and around and one of a paining of the 'ditch' or beck to use a more romantic title. It is not a picturesque area but I love the greens and tones that the photo shows.