Welcome to my pet and family portrait blog. If you have commissioned a portrait you can see how it is progressing. If you would like to commission me to paint your pet, family or friend then visit my site at www.katetugwellportraits.com
Another addition to a London based computer training company's Wall of Shame Fame coming up! This is Oznur, the administrator at Mouse Training, who looks nothing like Tori Amos as you can see from the photograph. But after first sketching her onto the 16 x 20" box canvas I mapped out the tonal values with paynes grey before laying down base colours of ultramarine blue mixed with burnt sienna for the background and burnt sienna for her hair. This tends to harmonise the painting from the start. Next I painted a light wash of flesh tint across the whole of her face and neck and introduced more burnt sienna into the shadows. Now I start introducing other colours like crimson and cadmium reds on her lips and eyes, a touch of ultramarine blue and raw umber into the shadows and a lot of burnt umber into the hair and eyes. I've still got a long way to go but the structure and base colours are at least now in place.