My good friend and fellow art major, Tyler, commissioned me to draw this really neat picture of his mom and her dad. I thought it was really sweet, and I had so much fun drawing it. I’m always excited to draw portraits that are a little different, or from another angle. This particular drawing ended up being a sort of portrait and landscape duo.
At North Greenville, for our landscape project we were able to go outside and paint en plein air. It was a lot of fun. We used mainly our palette knife to first mix the colours and then apply them straight onto the canvas. In this excercise we wanted to actually show texture and brush strokes, which also gave it a rather impressionistic approach.
And just like the previous still life project, the same concepts were used in these paintings where we mixed the complement of a colour to create the shadows and such. (See https://postleslodge.wordpress.com/2013/03/08/colour-oil-paintings/)