Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Greg and Di painting!

This painting was done for a very close friend, it was his 60th Birthday, and
I told his wife which is in the picture that I would paint him.  She loved
the idea, the thing she did not know that I was going to paint her in it!  First 
it was a surprise for him, and also a surprise for her since she didn't know
she was going to be in it.  It was so nice to see their reactions to the painting!

The pics I had to go off from was very difficult to judge the skin tone, since
it was taken at night and with a flash photo which flushes out the true
skin tones.  But I am somewhat happy with the results, if I had to do it
again, I would of gotten them posed for me and pic the right lighting
situation.  But it was for a surprise so it served its purpose!

The shirt was so much fun too paint!  it was so loose and expressive.  So was
his forehead.  Anyways enjoy and take care!!


Kacey said...

Really great work on your blog! I love that you include images from different stages in your process. Glad to have landed here:)

Barry O'Donoghue said...

Great painting Jonathan!

Nico Di Mattia said...

Very very hard work Jonathan!! An amazing result!! Congrats!

Dominic Philibert said...

Had a good time doing it this week!
I love the looseness in that one!!
Take care man!