In our recent Oil evening class we had to paint without any brushes. I have used a palette knife which I like working with. I always enjoy the strong free marking and the ability to use thick layers of paint. (I have published it also on my other Blog doronart… thought it should fit here better
We had the first session out of two in our art club with Andy James , the subject is portrait. What a refreshing approach, from a great modest and passionate painter as you can see from the link above. Andy had an interesting style and like a true painter it all comes from within, great technique and amazing skill. I am some 25 years behind Andy on painting…so there is plenty work and practice for me to do… the first was a quick sketch that we all painted after Andy finished an amazing oil sketch demo of Sarah while entertaining our questions non stop. as always I changed a bit later..
We had the second session and I have decided to use Oil water based paints on canvass paper for this second project. After watching Andy last time I felt that even I don’t have the experience in years I can still confidently paint and put strokes of paints amend and correct. So I created my final ‘Sarah’ and I hope you enjoy it. As always, I do have great time and enjoy every minute when I paint. You probably don’t recognised Sarah any more from the first painting I think she looks more real in the second Oil my last version. I think there is more feel, energy and expression in this one too. Enjoy.