Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Gary P. Nunn, singer and songwriter

Here's my latest pencil portrait, just finished this morning.
Gary P. Nunn
8x8" - Graphite on Strathmore Bristol series 300 vellum

Gary is a popular country music singer that lives not too far from me here in central Texas.
I've been to his home and I gotta tell ya, for all his fame and celebrity, he ain't stuck up at all. ;)
If you'd like to see the photo I took this from, visit his website at www.garypnunn.com. You can even enjoy some of his music whilst you're there. And if you're anywhere near central Texas be sure to check out his schedule of upcoming performances.
If you'd like to have me do your portrait in this syle, email me at: khwitmer@juno.com
I won't promise that it'll help your singin', but it's sure to be a nice portrait.

Catching up on Last Week's Work - pencil portraits

Whew! I'm a little outta breath! I spent most of last week focusing on my pencil techniques. These three portraits are of other artists that are members of another website that I belong to. The images are all done with just graphite pencils on Strathmore Bristol 300 series vellum.

6x9" - John Stuart Webbstock

9x6" - Peta Stacy Wainwright
The photo I took this from was very grainy and I did this one just because I wanted to see what it might take to recreate that grainy look.
Naty - 6x6"

If you're interested in having your portrait done, email me at: khwitmer@juno.com

Sunday, January 8, 2012

From Italy

A trip to Birmingham Alabama in the spring of 2010 found me at the Birmingham Art Museum where I took a picture of a very large landscape that was painted a long time ago. I've removed the figures that were bathing in the pool at the bottom. I'm just not ready to show the world my efforts at figure painting yet. Unfortunately I can't remember the title or the artist and I can't find it on the B-ham Museum's website. So I can't give you any names for the inspiration for what I've done here. If any of my artist friends might know ... HELP!!! :)
Oil on Canvas - 9 x 12"
Next time I paint something with this many details I'll choose a larger canvas!!!

I pulled out a lot of stops on this one to get better effects. Including the use of glazing to correct the values of the architecture to make them recede visually and to add in the mists rising from the waters. That was the fun part! :)

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US$160 + $8 s+h

Email the artist at: khwitmer@juno.com

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