Monday, November 19, 2007


This is a painting of my friend Tom. He substitutes when the life model doesn't show up. Personally, I like painting him more than most of the models. This was a 2.5 hour study.


Blogger Dillon Thompson said...

Very nice pallet, and strokes. I always want to paint after comming here.

8:22 PM  
Blogger Anders said...

yup! that's very nice and quick!
do you never go further on some of your studies, I mean, this one could make an excellent portrait

4:39 AM  
Blogger marcobucci said...

Thanks guys,
Anders - I haven't taken a head study much further than this yet (with the exception of my Sargent study, shown somewhere below). I'm not quite confident enough with it to do a formal portrait. Plus, I find that I get more out of the quicker studies anyway. One day, though!

12:37 PM  
Blogger Mark Behm said...

Very nice! Great quality of light.

1:40 PM  
Blogger Dave said...

SO good! Check out that shirt! Beautiful stuff, Marco!

5:26 PM  
Blogger Kyle Marshall said...

Wow, nice study!!!!

6:53 PM  
Blogger nELS├ľN! said...

I already enjoyed the Sargent painting but this one is also very good Marco you are geting into the paletes dude!

3:53 AM  
Blogger bog_art said...

WON-DER-FUL!!.. excelent study!!..

8:57 AM  
Blogger adrian said...

Beautiful. The tones are so, so subtle which just lends to the feel of him. I prefer the looseness and look of the less formal study. I think it captures the life of the character much better.Love it Marco.

11:54 AM  
Blogger GhettoFab said...

thats nice of him to do that :)

excellent study Marco. Inspirational as always!!

12:34 PM  
Blogger Tim Bye said...

Marco this is great - I love your colour choices. super

1:04 PM  
Blogger martin wittig said...

Beautiful Piece!:)

1:34 PM  
Blogger Adam Ford said...

Really strong strong study!

11:26 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

like the last few

3:15 PM  
Blogger Ramses said...

Very good speed paint!

4:38 PM  
Blogger Ken said...


How do you do it man?? absolutly beautiful...2.5hours??? mindblowing!

3:27 AM  
Blogger shou' said...

Sweeeeeeeet. Was that done with only flat brushes?

12:40 AM  
Blogger marcobucci said...

thanks everyone.
Shou - I use exclusively filbert brushes actually. I build up paintings in small tiles, which gives it that flat-brush look, I think.

Ken - thanks man. Most of my work goes into doing my best to get each stroke as accurate as I can, so I have to do minimal fixing later on. Fixing stuff is what REALLY will slow you down.

8:36 AM  
Blogger Jason Seiler said...

DUDE, you're starting to really kick butt with your oils, this is sweet man!

8:38 AM  
Blogger Mark Montague said...

Great portrait Marco.

Wonderful use of light and colour.

Oops, sorry that sounded a bit arty-farty, but it's true.

2:38 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Very nicely done - really like the feeling of light .

5:30 PM  
Blogger JC said...

sweet painting Marco! great light, and great personality!

12:59 PM  
Blogger Michael Pieczonka said...

Hey.... it's Tom!! nice one man.

4:02 PM  
Blogger Jonathan Hoffman said...

It's so fun to see something so loose yet so well designed. It's beautiful

12:13 PM  
Blogger Marco kunardi said...

Hi there! I like you portrait paintings with lots of stroke on the planes, nice job!

1:11 PM  
Blogger Joseph Sapulich said...

I really like this. There is so much movement in the brush work.

7:39 PM  
Blogger kend said...

awsome awsome awwwwsome

6:01 PM  
Blogger Gor Sudan said...

i met your friend, Alyssa when she was down here in Kenya for the Photo thing,and she suggested i take a peek at your work. dude, your style is 'deadly'!

2:27 AM  

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