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  • Custom Portrait J&L : WIP #4

    November
    18
    2005

    Almost finished! Tomorrow I will refine just a few more areas. The photo is yicky, sorry, the painting is very wet. The scan is always the best representation of the finished piece, I won’t be able to do that until Sunday night/Monday morning.

    You can view the work in progress in order by viewing the Still Life & People Paintings category. :)

    Custom Portrait J&L : WIP #3

    November
    16
    2005

    Another work in progress, I’m close to finishing this one up now. This is the underpainting, now everything I do will be to enhance, clarify, deepen and lighten the piece. Unless, of course, I notice more perspective issues. This has definitely been a challenging piece, very much a learning experience.

    You can view the work in progress in order by viewing the Still Life & People Paintings category. :)

    Custom Portrait J&L : WIP #2

    November
    13
    2005

    You can see the first work in progress here (or just click on the Still Life & People Painting category below to see them inline).

    This is definitely one of my more complicated pieces. Only the underpainting of the background is completed, and I’ll be refining it and modifying some perspective before I even begin to paint J & L.

    Custom Portrait J&L : WIP #1

    November
    9
    2005

    This is the new piece I’ve been working on, it’s finally ready for show and tell as a work in progress. This is a custom portrait – the setting of which is based completely on the fond memory of a woman about her her father. After composing the setting and pulling elements from several very old photographs, a bit of background here, a side pose there, the smile of her father, I merged all of it together and created this scene that (hopefully) matches her memories of sitting in front of the fire talking to her dad when she was a teenager.

    This is the third fourth revised sketch on canvas, ready for paint. There will be a soft glow about the room, which I’m really looking forward to painting. I’ll start the underpainting this afternoon and get work in progress shots up for you to see as I go.

    4X4 Collage

    October
    10
    2005

    Commemorative Patriotic Paintings
    From top left:
    (1)Patriotic Squirrely, (2)Patriotic Harley Mouse, (3)Patriotic Angel,
    (4)Patriotic Gator, (5)Patriotic Wolf, (6)Patriotic Bluebirds,
    (7)Patriotic Polish Chicken
    For detailed explanation, see Commemorating the Countdown.

    4″ x 4″ Oil Paintings
    Canvas Panels
    Paintings © 2005 Leanne Wildermuth
    All Rights Reserved

    John & Ella : Final Scan & Detail

    June
    9
    2005

    Custom Portrait : John & Ella
    10 x 10 Chalk Painting
    Yarka Sauce Drawing Crayons (Grayscale Chalks)
    Wallis Archival Sanded Paper
    © 2005 Leanne Wildermuth
    All Rights Reserved

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    John & Ella Portrait WIP #5

    June
    8
    2005

    I’ve got a few things left to do, so I’ll finish up tomorrow on this piece. I did get a lot done on Ella this afternoon though!

    John & Ella Portrait WIP #4

    June
    8
    2005

    Here’s the current status on this portrait, I will probably look back & forth between works in progress more than any of you guys, I already see a couple of minor little things about John that I’d like to enhance a little more (particularly the shadows around his face into his hairline). I’ll be working on Ella through the evening and may not finish until tomorrow now. I’ll update with another progress shot later on tonight.

    John & Ella Portrait WIP #3

    June
    8
    2005

    Here’s where I stopped on their portrait yesterday, John is just about finished.

    I’ll probably complete this later on today and send it off for my client’s approval.

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