Wednesday, July 26, 2006

# 109 Olive Complexion

Perfecting the lighting before the sitting, define warm and cool colors and their placement, mix all colors into each other to stay harmonious, keep brushwork loose but adhere to shapes and values; these are my new mantras while painting. JLC


"van Vliet" Art Blog said...

Jon, your portraits are very srong. Loose, fresh, direct apinting is what comes to mind. The gypsy is wonderful. I love your stagecoach painting and mission paintings as well. Keep up the good work. Your story on Mora County is interesting as well. Gordon van Vliet, Rochester, NY

Jon Conkey said...

Gordon, Your comments are very helpful to me, I appreciate you taking the time. Your self portrait rules! I am finally starting to figure something out about oil painting,it is now showing up in my portraits. JLC