Friday, 5 August 2011

Lucian Freud (2)


After painting a first portrait of Lucian Freud just a few days after he died (see my previous post with regard to Lucian Freud), I set out to do a second one, this time experimenting with quick broad and loose brushstrokes in combination with vivid colours. Some last-minute adjustments to the mouth and chin rather messed up the likeness it had before. I decided not to try to readjust with the risk of losing more of its previous spontaneity and just leave it as it is. Based on a photo I came across on the internet. Acrylic on canvas (30 x 40 cm).

6 comments:

  1. Thank you Skizo, much appreciated!

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  2. Rodney,
    these strokes are amazing!
    I was impressed with their eyes, is the best!
    very lively and natural ... congrats!
    great job and a beautiful tribute.
    a big hug

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  3. Thank you very much Denise for your encouraging comments, much appreciated!

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  4. Hoi Rodney, ik vind het portret erg goed, door de kleuren is deze een beetje vriendelijker dan de eerste met groen, maar ik weet niet welke ik beter vind;-)
    Dankjewel trouwens voor het leuke/lieve commentaar op mijn tekening!

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