Oil Painting Progress

By Donato

This is one of those weeks (months/years) where I will be a bit short on my blogging/posting as I commit most of my labor to the creation of the large format oil painting  Beren and Luthien in the Court of Thingol and Melian.  Here are a few progress shots as of today.

Most of the color you see is the acrylic wash layers.  I have now begun the detailing, further structural modeling, and coloring in oils.

For the previous MuddyColors post on the drawing and scale reference:


The toned drawings below were created while outside the studio.  Hard to pack a 120" wet canvas for travel and to work on while on vacation  :)

Back to work!

Melisandre - A Song of Ice and Fire      11" x 14"

Gandalf on the Bridge of Khazad-dum    11" x 14"