Tea Party Portrait Study
6 3/4" x 9 3/4"
Finally, plied paint to paper using the line sketch posted the other day. I wanted to get the eyes and the mouth as best I could but still have a ways to go before accomplishing that goal. The nose is a little off too and I could go on an on. Still, it was fun and a learning experience painting the skin tones, with more intense colors in areas. I lost the whites in areas but managed to keep some light which is always a plus in my book.
An artist friend from Painting Friends shared Mike Bailey's website where he has a wonderful list of articles to read and absorb. One day I'll reach the point where I'm concentrating more on design, values, line, contrasts, patterns, shapes, etc., instead of just trying to get a reasonable likeness of the subject. Just viewing his work is exciting and a learning experience. Hope you enjoy his site as much as I did.