Sunday, January 06, 2008

final grisaille


EntropicDesign said...

are these from real life sources or are you making them up?

Ester said...

all of these paintings are based on photography by Pierre Gonnord. He did a series of portraits with black backgrounds, and I thought that for good practice, they could turn into decent monochrome studies for paint.

EntropicDesign said...

I went back and looked at your work from Jan. 06 and I've got to say you've really improved a lot over the past two years!
I mean this when I say that while I admire and am inspired by a great number of artists, that coming here everyday and seeing that you are still doing work on a daily basis is truly motivational.
I look forward to all the updates of the year!!

sry to get all emo

BGOZ said...

When I first saw this one, it reminded me of my Tae Kwon Do instructor, something about the right eye.

Really swift.

steve said...

This is a beauty Ester--all of them really. Love the contrasts here.

Ester said...

I'm so glad you've noticed some improvement, Jim, that definitely makes me smile to hear that. I'm glad you are inspired here, that's so great!

Kevin you do tae kwon do? I don't know much about it, but I always wonder where people find the time to do such things like that. One of my best friends is a black belt in ju jitsu (sp?) and he learned from a Japanese living in Spain.

Thanks so much Steve :) I hope your new year is coming along swimmingly :)