Most of the paintings I do are several weeks -- if not months, or sometimes even years -- underway. So, as an experiment I have taken up a challenge; doing quick "live" portrait sketches in acrylic paint. Here, "sketches" means just that, sketches. Here are the two most recent ones:
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Graphics: "Star Tiles" (linoleum), version 1 to 5. There are four handmade prints on each piece of paper:
Each Star Tile measures 5x5cm and all of them are constructed from the same basic gridlines.
A little something from the "crafts" department: Paper binders decorated with different hand printed star tile patterns (Click to see large size photos):
Each binder has 28 separate linoleum prints on it, even though it may look like one big print.
Graphics: Just finished this linoleum print. Click to see large(r) size:
The colour is very dark umber, not black - read on for the story...
The leftmost one is print only, while the two others are hand coloured using pastel crayons. Click photos to view large size.