Monday, May 31, 2010

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Thursday, May 13, 2010

Almost Me

I am getting better at painting what I see and not what I know to be there.  This is taking some adjustments for me.  As I look in the mirror, I notice the nose and its shape, the eye straight on, how the lips seem to curve and dip, the widow's peak...

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Torn Paper Portrait

It took me two days, but I finish this piece and found the whole process kinda meditative.  I wanted to limit to amount of color I used.  I added some paint to help with the contouring.  I could tweak it a bit here and there, but I've decided to leave alone.  Sometimes messin' around will mess it up.

Thursday, May 06, 2010

I am free...with paint

I like trying different things.  This was fun, to get a feel for shaping a face.  I find myself really looking at someone's nose and eyes and the shape of their lips.  I am also less and less afraid of making adjustments and not giving up.  If I want I can put some more paint on and cover something up or add something different.  I am free to do just about anything.

Tuesday, May 04, 2010

What I Always Wanted To Do

I signed up in December for Misty's online class-Drawing and Painting Portraits.  This is my first drawing in the class.  The image is a picture from a magazine.  Having admired her work for awhile, I'm excited to learn from Misty.  Not having much money and time these days, for me, taking online classes is a great way to learn something new.