Wednesday, March 15, 2017

Another Portrait Painting on Ebay

After Ribera
2017
Oil on Canvas Board
10 x 8 inches

This is another one I forgot to put on Ebay, click here or the link under the picture above to bid on the painting.

Reminder my first portrait workshop is from April 7-9, go to www.jonathanaller.com for more details.


Thanks!

Saturday, March 11, 2017

Painting on Ebay

Portrait of Marten Pepijn after Anthony Van Dyke
2017 
Oil on Masonite
12 x 9 in

I just posted this painting on Ebay which I forgot to do last time I posted.
Also...I have a workshop coming up from April 7 - 9 go to www.jonathanaller.com for more information and to sign up.

Thanks!

Monday, February 13, 2017

Portrait Painting Workshop


Hi everyone, I'm very excited to announce my first ever workshop! This workshop is solely dedicated to teaching the techniques of the masters in portrait painting. 

This will be held in Minneapolis, Minnesota from April 7, 8, and 9, 2017.

 If you are interested in attending and want more information please click here: 


Cheers!

Tuesday, January 17, 2017

Portrait of Marten Pepijn after Anthony Van Dyke

"Portrait of Marten Pepijn after Anthony Van Dyke"
2017
Oil on Masonite 
12 x 9 inches

As you guys might know I am huge fan of Anthony Van Dyke, this painting is after one of his masterpieces. The difference with this painting from the past ones is the surface and preparation. I was able to get two large sheets of Masonite board ($4.00 each sheet) cut to size at Home Depot for free. I have about 40 panels ranging from 8 x 10 to 9 x 12 inches, this is considerably a cheaper route especially knowing I only spent $9.50 after taxes for all those panels. I gessoed and sanded each panel to the level of smoothness I want. It does take a little time to get it set up right but well worth it.  After the gesso has dried I rub raw umber with mineral spirits all around the panel until there is a even medium tone. Once the raw umber as dried I start painting with thin paints progressively getting thicker with each stage. Painting on such a smooth surface compared to the cotton canvases I am used to was an adjustment. I got a lot out of this painting, and excited to continue painting on these panels moving forward.

Process Pics:
 

Thank you for stopping by!

Friday, January 6, 2017

After Ribera

"After Ribera"
2017
Oil on Canvas Board
10 x 8 inches

This painting was copied after Jusepe de Ribera, a prominent Spanish painter from the 1600's. I've only copied a portrait of his in ball point pen but never in oils. This painting was not completed in one session, it was completed in a span of two sessions with ten hours in total. I also documented the whole process through live streaming on Instagram.

Process pics:


Thank you for stopping by and Happy New Years!