Thursday, June 17, 2010

Mono Oil Painting


Occasionally I see an image that I feel compelled to paint. Such a moment came recently in the form of an image by French photographer Virginie Dubois. Apart from some illustrations from my days in advertising, I've never really painted in black and white, so it's going to be a departure for me. Virginie has kindly given her blessing for me to do my thing. So I immediately walloped out this small 200mm study in oils. I'm planning to do the final piece about 900mm, eventually.

4 comments:

Paul Dunn said...

That looks a lot different to when I saw it ,could it be the brush strokes being highlighted perhaps ?

Peter Underhill said...

Possibly. My scanner picks up the texture quite well. Sometimes it can be a blessing, others a pain in the bum.

Jason Pruett said...

great texture and composition. Good stuff.

Peter Underhill said...

Thank you.