Thursday, 28 February 2013

'Jackie' now complete!

12" x 16"
oil on stretched canvas

I'm very happy with 'Jackie' now that I have completed her. I've strengthened some of the dark values in the skin tones and changed some of the surrounding area to a cooler hue.  I dislike calling it the 'background' as that makes it sound less important and it's not! I like the way she is looking out of the canvas at the audience, as if she is scrutinising us as much as we her! 


  1. Quite brilliant!
    I have enjoyed the progress steps very much.

  2. Yep, portraits are very challenging. Get something a little wrong and it through s it all off. She looks like she's pondering about something.


  3. Thankyou Julie. I find it's helpful for me too to see the progress steps.
    Thanks Randall for your comment and welcome to my blog!