Harper is my Great Granddaughter and as you can see she is a beautiful child. And, she has a delightful personality! The photo I used for reference was not in good focus or light, but had a beautiful pose and expression, but was great for getting my sketch on the canvas. Having her to pose helped to get the skin tones and features more accurately. This one will hang on her Mom’s wall next to the portrait of her older sister Klara. I enjoyed painting her so much it was hard to call it finished.
This image is copyright protected and is not for sale or copying without written permission from the artist, Jimmie Bartlett. All rights are reserved by the artist.
The Sunflower Portrait is painted on a 20 by 16 inch gallery wrap canvas in a realistic representation with artistic attempt to capture as much of the shapes and color that make the flower so beautiful. The use of shadow and light to create the shapes required a lot of color mixing and blending. I am very happy with the end results. I hope your enjoy the work. You can purchase this painting and others at our Bartlett Pair Art website.
Check out the pics capturing stages of the painting process.
I painted the Proud Eagle, on a 12 inch square canvas, with acrylics. The painting was done in layers of paint to create depth and even colors. I like to have a thoroughly painted canvas to prevent spots of uncovered canvas showing through. Impressionistic techniques were included to provide a base for the detailing work.
I used carbon transfer paper to get a simple sketch of the image on the canvas. Only an outline of the image and major features are traced. Including too many lines causes confusion. The eyes are painted first, because they are the most important feature in the painting. The eagle's beak is also a strong feature, and a focal point of interest.
I enjoyed painting the eagle and hope you like it also. Proud Eagle is a great piece of fine art for your collection or home decor. The painting is for sale at bartlettpairart.com/Blessings My Friends,Jimmie@bartlettpairart.com