275 Portraits Again

While I love painting all manner of things, landscapes, Plein Air, still life, I’ve decided my very favourite thing to sketch and paint is portraits. It’s my relaxation and it’s fun to curl up in the lounge chair in the evening with my little journal in my lap and my iPad to scroll through a never ending stream of portraits from Sktchyapp. If I decide to paint the portrait I map out the sketch in the evening and paint it with better light next day.

This is my most recent one – gouache, ink and pencil – Jon from Sktchyapp.

Here are some older ones from a few weeks ago.

This is Elizabeth. Here I’m trying new materials – Conte carbon pencil and white Pitt pencil on A4 Strathmore tan paper.

Happy dance! This was my first commission through Sktchy. Painted on A4 watercolour paper with gouache and watercolour pencil. I couldn’t show this for a while as it was to be a surprise.

Back to my little journal A5 size. This is Jane – gouache, ink and coloured pencil.

And a lazy, late night lounge chair sketch on Kraft paper with Conte carbon pencil and white pencil.

And for a change of faces a lovely German Shepherd called Dutch. Ink and watercolour on A4 drawing paper.

That’s it for portraits for a while. Next post will probably be Plein Air or landscapes, depending how the mood strikes.

9 thoughts on “275 Portraits Again

  1. All the portraits are great but your conte carbon pencil and white pencil are outstanding. Also the dog is wonderful. I think it is interesting that you relax with portraits . I am changing from realistic depictions of people to somewhat sketchy, almost contour sketches. I mainly do these from the TV which I pause. ( I have an android tablet and cannot get Sketchy on it nor on my laptop. )

    I also think that white–gouache or pencil– adds so much. Wouldn’t be the same without it.

  2. Lovely portraits! I have difficulty choosing a favorite. Perhaps the second: I love the sparkle in her eyes and her gentle expression. Congratulations on such superb work!

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