Monday, 20 July 2009

...wish it didn't happen, apprx 12" x 16", Acrylic, 2008

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This transformation was done with a clear purpose of demonstrating how great the new Winsor & Newton Artists Acrylics are. I did it while recording was going on so I didn't really have much time to think.

But I remember this was done with 3 colours- Cadmium Red, Ultramarine Blue, Lemon Yellow and Titanium White.

1. the method I used here was direct. As it was to finished in one sitting.

2. No colour references, just memory and a passion for faces.

3. I sketched the face from the sketch, which you can see is far more spirited in mood than anything my colours can produce!

4. Then with just the three colours at my disposal I mixed and mixed until I got what I wanted- Now this is no hit and miss game but calculated mixtures as I feel you can get all colours from just the primary three.

5. It started with mass colours. middle tones first then darks and then lights-Life is always easier when it has a structure!

6. The details were added succinctly

7. No water was used in this painting to mix and no medium just the wonderful lively acrylic paints!

8. I finished in about 25 minutes as it was a quick demo- you can see little parts of the video by clicking here


AC said...

Thank you for the explanations about your work processes. I find them very instructive.
It is really amazing the multiplicity of colors you obtained!

adebanji said...

Thanks AC!

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adebanji said...

Thanks AVCNB! I hope it comes to pass!

Pat said...

Hi Adebanji, I really appreciate your posting of your process. Your posts are so informative. Thank you.

Tonya Vollertsen said...

I love the feeling of this portrait! I find it difficult to do portraits in acrylic even though I've had to do so many for an outdoor portrait mural. Maybe I should try soe just for fun so that I could play around with the brush work instead of just going for a quick likeness. This is very expressive and inspiring!
Cheers, Tonya