Artist Process: Scott Bartner -- Julia Finished!

Julia -- all finished!  

Her skin is flawless, her lips are full, her hair encompasses several shades, and her eyes are beautifully piercing.  And her buttons!  Scott painted the pearls with the perfect sheen and opalescence. 

'Julia' -- Finished Painting

Julia came together beautifully -- bravo to Scott!  For more information on Scott, take a browse through his website: http://www.bartner.nl.

For any portrait commission inquiries, please contact the gallery directly: info@sloanemerrillgallery.com.

Artist Process: Scott Bartner -- Part 2

Next step -- the first layers of color!  You can see the flesh tones bringing life to Julia's face, especially with the subtle rosiness to her cheeks.  Scott is a master of contrast and shadow, however slight, allowing her nose and chin to become much more dimensional.  Our favorite element of Scott's work is easily the draw of his eyes!  He creates figures with captivating eyes that bring the viewer right to the sitter or model.

Scott Bartner, 'Julia' -- First layer of colors.

Check back next week for Scott's progress on Julia!  For any portrait commission inquiries, please contact the gallery directly: info@sloanemerrillgallery.com.

Artist Process: Scott Bartner -- Part 1

The artist's process: exciting, agonizing, exhausting, and fulfilling. 

Over the next couple of weeks, we'll be showing you an exclusive look at how Netherlands-based portrait painter Scott Bartner constructs one of his astonishing pieces.  Meet Julia, she's currently an underpainting or grisaille.  

Scott Bartner, 'Julia' - Underpainting

We love seeing the inner workings of Scott's process and know you will as well! 

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