Monday, January 10, 2011

my daughter

Before                                                                                       After

I painted over the whole canvas on the left and started over.  I finally got around to finding a better reference photo. I think I've come a long way since June.  I hope Ellie will like it, too.

I'm not finished yet. :)  I am taking artistic liberty here by changing what my daughter was wearing and not caring too much whether the painting looks EXACTLY like the photo or not. As long as someone who knows Ellie would come in and say, "Oh, that's Ellie!" I'll be happy. I'm so hard on myself and it really keeps me from soaring sometimes. I HAVE to let go and just paint what I think looks good. She's not finished but I'm liking the way she looks -- she looks like my Ellie :)

Monday, January 03, 2011

winding down

What should I do with the background?  Any thoughts?  I think I'm almost done :)


still working, building up layers of color with lots of drybrushing...still have button, flower and background to do...having fun and at least able to stretch my painting muscles a bit.

working in some realism

Latest work in doing faces and I love the 20s style of hair, hats, etc.  I'll post more as I get closer to finishing.  This is nothing like what I've been doing for the last year.  I'm sure I'm not finished with my bizarre style but it's good to do some realism once in a while.  (Not as fun I might add!!)
Happy New Year!!


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