First portrait: Frank Auerbach


Painting the two medieval beasts had been lots of fun and I intended to paint more animals from the illuminated manuscripts, but I also wanted to try something different.

In October 2014 I was looking for something interesting to paint, when I ran into this photograph of the famous painter Frank Auerbach. A very interesting subject to paint indeed, and after some deliberation and a little tweaking I dived in.



I painted this portrait on canvas paper using the Old Masters tecnhiques of applying glazes of diluted paint on a monochrome underpainting (verdaccio). I was quite happy with the result.

My portrait of Frank Auerbach.



I hope he doesn't mind and I hope you like it!

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