Tuesday, 4 March 2014

And two more...

Two more miniatures in post-impressionist style. Both are in oil on canvas board, 10 cm x 10 cm (4 x 4 inch).

This is not altogether whimsical; I took the reference photo of this strange friendship a year or two ago. The calf is not quite as blue in the original as it appears here - it can be rather difficult to get the colours on a digital photo exactly as they appear in the original:

Portrait of Itumeleng:

I have never actually tried to paint (as opposed to draw) a portrait, so the whole thing was done in a somewhat overcautious and tentative manner. Maybe it will go better next time.