Friday, January 25, 2013

Two Portraits

"So Serious"
8x10" oil on canvas

In addition to my regular Tuesday night figure painting, I've started attending a series of clothed-model sessions. I really want to focus on faces and skin tones. The most difficult part of these paintings is mixing the shadow colors. I wish I had more of a formula, or a go-to plan for mixing them, but I feel like I'm fumbling around every time. I don't find the lights as challenging. 

What are your tips for mixing gorgeous shadow skin-tones?

"Little Redhead"
8 x 10" oil on canvas


Horst said...

I think you are doing a great job with your portraits, I love your work, here is a link to a color chart.

Don Gray said...

Always a pleasure to see what you've been painting, Sarah. Your figurative work is terrific. Of course, your still life paintings are terrific too!

Sarah Sedwick Studio said...

Horst, that is a great reference! I will be studying it in the future. Thank you for your comment. And Don, as always, it's an honor - thanks so much!!!

Anonymous said...

LOVE the male portrait "so serious".
beautiful blocks of color, strong composition, sensitive expression.
thanks as always for sharing.