Wednesday, 20 March 2013

Portrait of 'Giles' finished!

10" x 12"
oil on board

I managed to complete 'Giles' this afternoon, though things didn't go quite to plan as I ran out of light AGAIN before he was ready to photograph. So this is another photo taken in artificial light. If you compare this finished version to stage 2 in yesterday's post, you'll see that I've altered the shape of the face slightly. I decided it was too chunky with the chin too square. I also strengthened some of the dark values and added a little coolness to the shadow areas. With 'Giles' finished I'm ready to start the next one tomorrow! 


  1. You have done a cracking job of Gile`s portrait Ann. You seem to be a wonderful portrait painter. Portraits in my opinion, are so hard to capture. you don`t seem to have any problems there Ann. All the best.

  2. Thankyou for your lovely comment Vic. It's much appreciated.