Wednesday, November 13, 2013

Painting in Progress

I took photos of this painting as I painted it today.

First I did a general drawing and blocked in what I saw as the darkest areas.
Below I worked on the eyes, because I really can't see what I'm doing unless I can see what the eyes look like.
Trying to move things along, I added in some black (I make my own black).

Here I made a few corrections.

I started blocking in her clothing.

Towards the end of a painting, I enjoy leaning back in an armchair and bringing the painting right up close to my face, so that is what I am doing in the following photos.

Let me know in the comments if you have any questions.


  1. Wow, this series is totally, totally amazing. Really like seeing this from beginning to end!

  2. Thanks! It kind of broke my stride to be taking so many photos, but it turned out well.