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summer portrait [WIP]

This is a WIP-post on a portrait I’ve been working on. I’d started this painting some time ago to steadily improve my painting skills. The Acryl painting features my lovely sister on a 50 by 70 canvas. In this post I’d like to compose a few thoughts on this and on a past and yet unpublished project. You can see my current status in the image below:


For this project I adopted a new approach to painting. I recently purchased a book on painting portraits by Felix Eckard (German language only). The book comes along with a helpful DVD. Felix  is one of the most famous contemporary artists in Germany. He has a very unique approach to painting. These cookbook approaches make the process of painting less target-oriented and more process-oriented. Continue reading