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  • Red Monochromatic : Alex

    February
    15
    2007

    One in a series of six for my exhibit, I was up late lastnight finishing this red monochromatic portrait of a sweet young lady – her name is Alex (everyone say HI to Alex!). This series will all be 10″ x 10″ square paintings in oil. I’ll be working on the next one (or two) in the series today.

    Painterly tip: The secret to getting a light red without it becoming pink is this: cadmium red, flesh tint, titanium white.

    Final Scan : Carol & Jerry

    February
    11
    2007

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    Custom Portrait : Carol & Jerry
    8? x 10? Oil Painting
    Canvas Panel
    © 2007 Leanne Wildermuth
    All Rights Reserved

    (portfolio view)

    Carol & Jerry Completed

    February
    9
    2007

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    I just completed this lovely figurative portrait of Carol and Jerry – beautiful people, they are. This is an 8×10 oil painting on a canvas panel. My palette on this portrait – believe it or not – is the same as that of my animal paintings adding cerulean blue (Erikie’s favorite).

    Truly a challenging piece for me, since I don’t paint too many people, but it’s another of those paintings where the emotion of the piece is more overwhelming than the intimidation of the challenge.

    Still up for approval (so there may be minor revisions), I’ll post this final scan once it’s all done, dry & varnished.

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    Carol & Jerry : WIP #4

    January
    31
    2007

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    I’ve just completed the underpainting on Carol & Jerry’s portrait. I skipped posting WIP #3 as I sent that one along to my client and it was just half the underpainting (I finished Carol late yesterday).

    My palette, in case you’re curious, is a small one. French ultramarine, yellow ochre, raw umber, magenta, white, sap green, indigo and cerulean blue. I’ve learned a lot about creating skin tones over the last few years, and the more people I paint, the more I learn.

    (I am admittedly kinda happy that Jerry’s face is a bit furry.)

    Completed Paintings Galore!

    January
    22
    2007

    I’ve just spent the morning adding all of my latest paintings to my portfolio. I’ll post the thumbs here and link to the detail pages so you can go have a look at the larger final scan of the paintings, if you’d like. Enjoy!


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    All paintings © Leanne Wildermuth
    All rights reserved

    Stacie in Green

    January
    9
    2007

    Here’s a fun 10″ x 10″ monochromatic oil portrait of Stacie I just completed. Stacie is an enthusiastic teenager with bright blue eyes that I photographed for this portrait last weekend. She asked for greens – lime being her favorite color. When I started working the piece, I decided to leave her eye color alone since they’re such a beautiful shade of blue – and I love the way they pop against the lime.

    These are quick paintings, and since I couldn’t continue the lovebirds (indigo isn’t dry yet), I decided to spend a few hours doing this one. These don’t require an underpainting, so they only take a little while to complete, painting wet-in-wet.

    My monochromatic paintings consist of one primary color (green), one light (yellow) and one dark (indigo) to contrast. Including her original eye color brought my color palette to 5 colors for this painting (french ultramarine & white).

    Makes ya smile, doesn’t she? She’s a pretty young lady, sweet as pie, too.

    Father & Daughter Portrait Scan

    January
    6
    2007

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    Custom Portrait : Greg & Kim
    4? x 6? Oil Painting
    Canvas Panel
    © 2007 Leanne Wildermuth
    All Rights Reserved

    This painting can also be seen in my portfolio, here.

    Carol & Jerry : WIP #2

    January
    6
    2007

    The background for Carol & Jerry’s portrait turned out SO pretty. It looks like a watercolor wash – but I swear it’s pure oil. I selected a blue that will enhance their eye color, both of them have those beautiful blue eyes that make you want to dive in and swim away.

    Father & Daughter Painting Completed

    January
    4
    2007

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    I did finish up this portrait, things have just been a little crazy here for the last couple of days. Sorry I seem to have disappeared! (Didjya miss me? Please tell me you missed me. Lie if you must.)

    I’ll get the portrait scanned in and show you the final (accurate color) painting in a day or two.

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