Monday, August 6, 2012

LOBENBERG MODEL FINISHED



Finally got back to the model and the portrait in Paynes Gray (Winsor Newton). 

I like doing portraits in a single color and will do more of these.  It does help you focus on the shapes and shadows, lights and darks.  I hope you try it sometime, if you're interested in learning how to do portraits.  And David Lobenberg's DVD that lays it all out for you is a keeper!

18 comments:

Watercolors by Susan Roper said...

This finished grandly! What I love about doing portraits in one color is that the person seems to be emerging from the shadows. She definitely does this in your portrait. Very good, Rhonda!

Sadami said...

Hi, Rhonda,
Brilliant! Thank you for sharing the info.
Take care!
Kind regards, Sadami

Studio at the Farm said...

Beautifully done, Rhonda. She has a mysterious, brooding quality to her look.

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William Cook said...

Wow, Rhonda, that portrait is stunning. Looks like you just dashed it off with no effort (but I know different). It has a wonderful drama to it (the contrast is just right). I'm a big fan of monochromatics especially indigo. Strong piece. Best

Carol Blackburn said...

Very nice, Rhonda...oh, and I hope Jerry had a great birthday!

Vandy said...

Lovely strong painting. Monochrome works are often so much more atmospheric. This reminds me to do more of them. Thanks, Rhonda. Great post.

jgr said...

Hi Rhonda, this portrait is wonderful!! You've inspired me to order the DVD, I can't wait.

RH Carpenter said...

Thanks so much, Susan, Sadami, Kathyrn and Bill! I'm glad it has the look of something done quickly and easily, Bill - I think this technique of David's helps one attain that look.

RH Carpenter said...

Thanks, Carol, Vandy and Jane. Jane, I think you'll like the DVD and will learn some good things, too. Let me know what you think.

Nick said...

I thought that looked familiar, great job! you have the DVD I assume?

Gary L. Everest said...

Hi Rhonda,
Great job! Could more portraiture be in your future? I believe it certainly should be.
Keep up the great work, Rhonda.
Sincerely,
Gary.

CrimsonLeaves said...

So love the softness you've achieved, Rhonda! It is a beautiful piece.

Pam Johnson Brickell said...

Outstanding, Rhonda!

KonstantinaP said...

Hello Rhonda,
The expression on your portrait somehow serves the color you chose to paint it and vice versa! Very beautiful job!!
Warm regards.

RH Carpenter said...

Thanks for the positive comments, Nick, Gary, sherry, Pam and Konstantina! Nick, yes, I couldn't wait to get the DVD from David!

http://carolking.wordpress.com said...

I really enjoyed watching this paynes gray portrait develop. I mentioned you in my most recent blog post where I did a paynes gray under painting or grisaille.

Happy birthday to your fantastic photographer husband!

RH Carpenter said...

Thanks, Carol! We had a great time in Atlanta (more on that to come!)