Bishop of Grand Rapids Commission
Below is the finished portrait of Bishop Hurley of Grand Rapids, Michigan. He was an excellent sitter and was very gracious to come for 4 sittings so that I could paint the gesture and his face from life, and get good color notes on his clothes.
I kind of like this photo because it shows the amount of warmth and color in the middle values of the painting a little better than the more formal photo of it. I'll try to get another image once it's in it's beautiful frame in a few weeks.
|Finished painting of Bishop Hurley- right before delivery|
|Bishop Hurley finished with a portrait sitting|
|An image I looked at for ideas on portraits of bishops with family crests|
|Close-up of Bishop's face. The light didn't go into the eyes until the very end. I had a hard time breaking eye contact with "him" after I knew that I had gotten it right!|
|Close-up of the sleeve and cross. I'm using calcium carbonate to build up sleeve texture.|
|Close-up of lap and hand. This pic is missing a bit of warmth in the fleshtones, oh well.|
Thank you, Bishop Hurley and the Catholic Diocese of Grand Rapids, for permission to share these images of our portrait project.