Sunday, September 29, 2013

Wedding Gift Portrait

 Ian & Kayly
16" x 20" Gallery Wrap

My twin wanted a wedding gift painted of her granddaughter and fiance.  She and Robert delivered it to Kayly and Ian in California, yesterday. The photos look a bit blurred don't they.  I almost forgot to take photos and had to hurry as she was carrying the painting out the door.

Wednesday, September 18, 2013

Nieces Portrait, Wednesday Update

A little more progress, especially on Bet and Emma, the two on the viewer's right.  I'm not exactly happy with the way the skin tones look. I will have to work on giving the skin more values (color) without such drastic transitions from shadow to light, especially on Kayly (the girl in the dark blue).  There is still more work to do on each feature, clarifying, modifying, etc.  I just love to paint!

Tuesday, September 17, 2013

Nieces Portrait, Update

More areas worked on.  Had to get out the magnifying glass to work on the eyes.  I paint for a bit, take a break, paint a bit more, take a break.  The whole point of painting for me is to enjoy the process along the way.  It may not be perfect but always, challenging and interesting. 

Monday, September 02, 2013

Nieces Portrait, Kayly Update

I've begun blocking in shapes and trying to get tones and shades.  I had to enlarge her face just a bit to be in proportion with the other girls. 

Sunday, September 01, 2013

Niece's Portrait, Abbie Update

This is much closer to looking like Abbie but still isn't on the mark yet.  As I begin painting the other girls, I will continue to work on Abbie.  Her hair needs more depth and volume and the widith of her smile may be a bit too narrow while her face looks a bit more round than it actually is. 

The next niece in line in the reference photo is Kayly and she is looking pretty ragged.  Yesterday's application of paint makes her look scary, like she is suffering from too much sun.  Don't you just love all that blue in the neck area.  I'll be working the skin tones more today, bringing them in line to look more natural.