Thursday, January 8, 2009

Photos of my Portrait Process

January 8, 2008
My final version is shown above. It is oil on gallery-wrap canvas, 9" x 12"
Below was the second day's progress --
First day of painting her, below. I was just trying to block in the forms of course, and it was a challenging angle for me to get right.

Below you will find my photo inspiration for the above process...



9 comments:

Donna Crosby said...

Hey Camille. I like it. I loved that you used the reds. Its very surreal and toherworldly.

Camille LaRue Olsen said...

Cool! I love surrealism and otherworldlyism. Thank you, Ms. Donna.

DJ said...

I really like where you went with the portrait! It's really quite striking.

Bruce Docker said...

I liked each previous version, but this one is it. The form is as solid as a sculpture and yet very dreamy. This is one of my favorite of your paintings. bd

Dana Cooper Fine Art said...

Thanks for posting the reference photo and the subsequent stages of the painting. I sooo understand "well, I'll just tinker with it for JUST a little bit". Your tinkering made a good painting better...congrats!

Camille LaRue Olsen said...

Thank you DJ, Bruce and Dana. I just wanted to show that I didn't just look at my reference photo and completely change it on the spot, that it was a ... no... I can't say it... I won't say... JOURNEY! Nope, won't say it, that word is just *way* too overused! :) But it was a process for sure. And now, on to the Jefferson Memorial... hmmmmm. I got nuthin', hope everyone else is feeling more inspiration?

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Carolee Clark said...

Wonderful painting Camille!

Sheila Vaughan said...

Love this portrait Camille, the soft colours yet a really structured framework. It's wonderful how you have "interpreted" the photograph in your own unique way.