Daily painting #25: Improved self-portrait

I couldn’t stand looking at that bad start, so I resumed my little 6” x 6” self-portrait today. After a couple more hours work, it’s better. It’s getting closer to a likeness, and it’s no longer bad, lol. I will work on it again on the next rainy day.

Geoff Watson, “Improved self-portrait (in progress),” May daily painting #25, study, oil on panel, 6” x 6,” 2019.

Geoff Watson, “Improved self-portrait (in progress),” May daily painting #25, study, oil on panel, 6” x 6,” 2019.

A gentleman (Day 1)

The lighting for this pose was somewhat better, and I had an easier time of it. This was the first of a two-session pose, so I didn’t get to some stuff, notably the blank area around his ear and his clothing. And I should tone down the expression I’ve given him! But it’s a decent start, I think.

Geoff Watson, “A Gentleman (in progress),” oil on panel, 11” x 14,” 2019.

Geoff Watson, “A Gentleman (in progress),” oil on panel, 11” x 14,” 2019.

A strange lay-in

Today after life class I stupidly left my easel and painting in the studio! Fortunately, my instructor noticed and stored them for me. But that means I don’t have a photo of the progress I made. I do have this photo I happened to snap of the lay-in after maybe 45 minutes of work. It’s sort of strange, as you can see, but interesting too. Obviously I hadn’t figured out where that left foot is!

Once I recover the painting and easel, I’ll try to bring order to the chaos in our next session, next week.

Geoff Watson, “A strange lay-in (in progress),” oil on panel, 12” x 16,” 2019.

Geoff Watson, “A strange lay-in (in progress),” oil on panel, 12” x 16,” 2019.