Saturday, 10 January 2015


After a lot of experimenting with textured backgrounds last few weeks, in order to loose the rigidity of reality, we were "allowed" to make more a realistic portrait today.
It was the first realistic portrait from a live model in about a year, and took some effort to get used to tonality and colours. Well, here it is. Acrylic on grey paper, 50x70cm.


Michael Lukyniuk said...

This looks very good. It certainly is a large composition which I guess allows you to work in enough detail without using minuscule brushes. My only observation is that the shadow under the nose seems too dark when compared to the rest of the face. But nonetheless, a very nice portrait.

Rene Fijten said...

Thanks Michael, a good observation. Itdoes look a bit dark. I can't tell anymore if it was reality (the light in our studio is just tube lighting from the ceiling) or overstating. But you are correct: it draws attention.