Friday, December 10, 2010

Elvis 24, 1955


The 1955 Elvis portrait from the Elvis 24 series is finished.
Some new ones are drawn on the canvas so i can start with the underpaintings.

Elvis 24, 1955
December 2010
Oil on Cotton
6"x 6".
Available

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Friday, November 12, 2010

Reference photos for Elvis 24 Complete


I finally found al the reference photos for the "Elvis 24" project. One for every year, from 1954 to 1977. You can see them all on the picture above. The color pictures are the finished paintings. I started working on the next 10 portraits.

15 x 15 cm (each portrait)
Oil on canvas.

Thursday, September 23, 2010

Elvis 24, 1972, 1958 and 1959


Elvis 24, 1972
Oil on Cotton
6" x6".
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Elvis 24, 1959
Oil on Cotton
6"x6".
Available 

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Elvis 24, 1958
Oil on Cotton
6"x6".
Available

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3 New Elvis portraits from the Elvis 24 series are finished.
These are from 1958, 1959 and 1972.

I'm searching for useful reference photo's for the other years.

Saturday, April 17, 2010

Project Elvis #11a, First color layer clothes


A little update. I wrote that i was going to finish the background first ... but i couldn't resist starting with the clothes :-)

Thursday, March 18, 2010

Project Elvis #11, First color layer background


I applied the first color layer on the background. I'm going to finish the background before i start on the rest (exept some glazing coats). I learned it like this; 1. Background, 2. Skin, 3. Clothing and 4. Hair.

Monday, March 8, 2010

Project Elvis #10b, Underpainting, fase 2


I applied two layers of Zinc White and Raw Umber. One or two more layers and then i can start with color!!!
Oil on canvas, 80 x 120 cm.

Monday, March 1, 2010

Elvis 24, 1968


The latest Elvis portrait from the Elvis 24 series is done. This one is from 1968.
I'm working on 1955, 1958, 1959 and 1972. See also Elvis 24, 1966 and Elvis 24, 1970.

Elvis 24, 1968
March 2010
Oil on Cotton
6 x 6".
Available
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Friday, February 26, 2010

Project Elvis #10a, Underpainting, fase 1


After all the research, taking pictures and making sketches i finally started with the underpainting. I applied the first layers of Zinc White and Raw Umber. Many layers will follow before i can start with color....
Oil on canvas, 80 x 120 cm.

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Elvis 24, 1963


A while back i made a small Elvis portrait, size 6 x 6". After finishing that one i got the idea to make 24 small Elvis portraits, one for every year of his career. The first one from 1954 and the last one from 1977. When i finish them all i'm going to make a special frame where they all fit in.

Elvis 24, 1963
February 2010
Oil on Cotton
6 x 6".
Available
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Thursday, January 21, 2010

Project Elvis #9a, Masterdrawing




The materdrawing is done. I made a drawing on tracing paper by using a grid. Where it was necessary i changed the clothing. When i was satisfied with the drawing i made the definitive lines red with a Fine-liner so that i can still see them when the backside is made black with graphite to transfer the drawing to the canvas.

Sunday, January 3, 2010

Project Elvis #9, Masterdrawing


I started with a detailed drawing the same size as the painting. In this drawing I will solve problems with lighting and implement the clothes I sketched earlier. When the drawing is finished I will transfer it on the canvas. My desk is too small for the drawing, I started on the floor but my back didn't agree :-)
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