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Girl in a Hoodie – Study for a New Painting

Posted by Terry Hand on August 2, 2019 in oil painting, painting, portrait | No Comments

The simple hoodie, once banned in shopping malls, its street cred derived from the hooded attire of prizefighters is now ubiquitous. Yet these half hidden faces could belong to the figures in a Bosch painting or a sixteen century cloaked Venetian courtesan escaping in the night. These oil sketches were made alla prima on small […]

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New Painting

Posted by Terry Hand on May 20, 2019 in oil painting, painting, portrait | No Comments

I wanted to create several fast studies before I started the painting. Although I don’t always work this way, the advantage is that I can solve most of the problems in advance. Creating the illusion of three dimensions on a two dimensional surface is always an exercise in problem solving – particularly with a subject […]

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