Monday, September 15, 2008

Portrait Sketches


Here's two recent oil sketches. The first is my cousin, who has always struck me as having a distinct 'Victorian' look. This is actually a prelim study for a much larger painting. (My new avatar is a sketch of her sister). The second painting is my friend John, who allowed me to paint him while he worked on his laptop. He actually moved far less than most professional models. Both paintings 10x12", on overpriced Linen.

25 Comments:

Blogger Dominic Bugatto said...

These are quite lovely.

8:44 PM  
Blogger joseph's art and stuff said...

I just found this site, WOW, amazing work in here. I will return again for a longer stay.

9:15 PM  
Blogger the art of Dejan Ostojic said...

You are very good artist Marco. Love your work.

9:33 PM  
Blogger moon acbo said...

very cool..and grwat...hahahaha^^

2:14 AM  
Blogger Ramón Mascarós Bertomeu said...

your work is also very good, I congratulate you

6:24 AM  
Blogger Jason Seiler said...

Wow, both are great Marco, especially the one of your cousin, fantastic brush work!!!!!!

8:38 AM  
Blogger Jeff Solway said...

lovely, great paintings

8:54 AM  
Blogger RAWLS said...

haha...overpriced linen. Those are beautiful my friend! Great work. How long do those generally take you?

9:51 AM  
Blogger marcobucci said...

Thanks guys.
Rawls - Generally about 3 hours at most for a portrait sketch of this size. The one of John was faster...under 2 hours. If I were to take these to a 'studio' finish, I'd probably spend another 3-4 hours on them.

2:28 PM  
Blogger Joern said...

You made them live? You turn me crazy, Marco. Very, very good.

4:16 PM  
Blogger Kate said...

Your cousin does look very victorian! She would look like a young governess with her hair up in a bun and wearing black high neck dresses. With white laces around the neck. Yeah.

7:56 PM  
Blogger Peter Breese said...

These are great, I can't agree more on the Victorian look of your cousin. As for your friend, yikes... that means he is super focused on that laptop :).

11:04 PM  
Blogger Hoony said...

You're genuine. I mean it.

11:13 PM  
Blogger Edo draaijer said...

definently top class marco! Beautiful!

10:49 AM  
Blogger Barnard Cyrus said...

really nice job.

5:18 PM  
Blogger Nicolas P. Villarreal said...

Great paintings! I love the expression on the girl....

Salud!!!

8:50 PM  
Blogger Alina Chau said...

Beautiful!

10:47 PM  
Blogger Manoj Sinha said...

Hi Marco,
Thanks for your comments first. I am totally agree with your suggestions. It really means a lot to me. And about your painting! I have no words. Thanks again. I need your suggestions in future too.

11:15 PM  
Blogger Anders said...

stunning pieces!
I dog the softness of your palette and the way you use your brushes...
actually, the way you paint is a complete mystery! ^^

5:04 AM  
Blogger Scott Altmann said...

They look great! Nicely done. I hear you about the pricey linen - but once I started working on linen I never could work on cotton canvas again. Feels terrible to me now.

6:10 PM  
Blogger Tom Scholes said...

Your oils are getting super sexy dooder.

11:22 PM  
Blogger Nelson Santos said...

Great job dude makes wanna paint in oils but i hate the smell of oils.

12:05 PM  
Blogger abhishek singh said...

these one's r fantastic..ur such a good painter :)
i'm linkin u to my blog friend:)
keep up the fantastic work
:)

3:37 AM  
Blogger craig said...

excellent. top one grabs me.

11:39 AM  
Blogger craig said...

excellent. top one grabs me.

11:39 AM  

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