Friday, November 30, 2012
Thursday, November 22, 2012
Monday, November 12, 2012
8 1/2" x 11"
Fabriano Aristico 300# Watercolor Paper
For the last few days I've been practicing painting portraits using Golden Open Acrylics. I used a reference photo of a friend of mine at a family get together because she always has the sweetest expression.
This looks like her yet it doesn't. So this painting will sit for a few days while i keep looking as to what is throwing the resemblance off just a bit. I think it is the shape of the forehead.
Saturday, November 03, 2012
300# Fabriano Aristico
9" x 13"
In an ongoing effort to learn to paint roses, I cut some Peace roses from the bush and placed them in a Mason jar, then took photos of them. I've been painting all week trying to capture their shape and look. I didn't like how the outer roses were looking and those two areas quckly became tired and overworked looking. So I decided to use gesso on those two outer roses to bring back some whites. I managed to "fog" the roses.because I didn't let the gesso thoroughly dry. It is all a learning experience no matter the outcome. I don't think of these paintings as failures but as doing the best I can at the time.