Jane Eckles STUDIO

​Representational oil painting, specializing in heirloom portraits

Establishing the lightest and darkest values. Starting color layer.


Adding more color.

As a former art teacher, and now a care-giver and painter, I miss helping students. So, I wanted to share the stages of a recent painting.

Completed artwork.

Toned canvas using Van Dyke brown, then initial drawing.

Adding more color.

Putting down pieces of paint, retaining value, adding color.

Value layer using a Van Dyke brown and turpenoid wash.