Posts Tagged ‘portrait of ron’

Portrait of Ron: Finished – Pastel Painting

Friday, February 15th, 2008

Here it is, finally finished:

Portrait of Ron Hontz - Finished - Pastel Painting
Title: Portrait of Ron Hontz
Medium: Pastels
Paper: Canson Mi-Teintes
Size: 28 × 36 cm (11″ × 14″)

The subject of the portrait is my good friend Ron Hontz. He (along with two other friends) introduced me to pastels so it was only fitting to do his portrait using the medium.

I experimented a lot on this portrait, one of which is on the background. I wanted to try a more “creative” and different background instead of a plain one or a simple gradient. I’m not sure I like this one better, but the cloudy effect has inspired other ideas, which I hope to use on other pastel paintings.

Also, the skin tone was based on other pictures as his was a little too reddish in my reference picture.

I am not too happy with the way this portrait turned out, however — a lot of the colors are dulled down and I would have liked a more realistic effect to it. Anyhow, I still have a number of pencil portraits that I’ll try to finish first, but I wish to practice and concentrate more on pastel paintings afterwards, particularly on portraits and landscapes.

Thank you for looking!

Faith

Portrait of Ron: Stage 5 – Pastel Painting

Thursday, January 17th, 2008

Here’s one final update before I post the finished portrait. I wanted to try something different instead of the plain green background, so I modified it for a blurry landscape effect.

Portrait of Ron Stage 5 - Pastel Painting

From the Art Studio,

Faith

Portrait of Ron: Stage 4 – Pastel Painting

Sunday, November 18th, 2007

Portrait of Ron Stage 4 by Faith TeContinued with the skin tones — adding more detail and getting the likeness closer to the reference. The lips are too red in this stage, but that will be fixed later on. I also worked on the background and used 4 kinds of greens.

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From the Art Studio,

Faith :)

Portrait of Ron: Stage 3 – Pastel Painting

Tuesday, November 6th, 2007

Portrait of Ron Stage 3 by Faith TeWorked on the hat some more. I am now adding greens and blues to the skin. I have also started the shirt as well as the underpainting of the background.

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From the Art Studio,

Faith :)

Portrait of Ron: Stage 2 – Pastel Painting

Monday, November 5th, 2007

Portrait of Ron Stage 2 by Faith TeA little update today. I worked on the underpainting for the skin tones and started the hat.

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From the Art Studio,

Faith :)

Portrait of Ron: Stage 1 – Pastel Painting

Sunday, November 4th, 2007

Portrait of Ron Stage 1 by Faith TeStage one of a new pastel painting — a portrait of my very good friend.

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Medium: Pastels

Paper: Canson Mi-Teintes (Terre de Sienne)

Size: 28 x 36 cm (11″ x 14″)

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From the Art Studio,

Faith :)