Friday, May 08, 2009

Portrait in Zorn

Bill - complete
oils 8 x 10

Bill - 2 hours
oils 8 x 10

EDIT: I thought I'd put the finished portrait here and compare it to the 2 hour session. I tweaked a few things, adjusted a few colour and now I'm calling it done. On to the next one!
I wanted to continue with the Zorn palette to work on a portrait and tonight there was a perfect chance as one of the images for the All Media Event on WetCanvas was a portrait.

This is my attempt after two hours. I still haven't got the angle of the head quite right, but its coming along. I quite like this limited palette for portraits and they especially suit the ruddy complexion of this individual.

I'll do some more work on it tomorrow and see if I can finish it off.

7 comments:

Jan said...

I had never heard of the Zorn approach but I did see this photo ref on WC and must say that you're doing your usual fabulous job with it.

Mary said...

Another example of how you excel at anything you try. Excellent examples of Zorn's Palette.

Robyn said...

Very good, I love the natural skin tones Jeanette and I'm astonished how quickly you've painted it! Brava.

Billie Crain said...

I really like the Zorn palette for this portrait! I love his ruddy complexion. You nailed it with these colors!

Jeanette said...

Thanks for your vote of confidence Jan. It was fun to do this one.

This palette works so well for portraiture Mary. I think I may adopt it for skin tones all the time.

Robyn, sometimes things just flow. The alignment of the planets, the favour of the gods, whatever works I'll take it as I know tomorrow I may not being able to paint a thing!

Isn't it a wonderful palette Billie? The colours really do work well for skintones.

"JeanneG" said...

I think you did a very nice job. And he likes it. Thanks.

Jeanette said...

Thanks Jeanne for providing the image, it was great fun to paint. I'm happy he enjoys it.