Penelope Basset

Wednesday, July 29, 2009

second painting for class

I used a photo of a cute flowergirl with its great shadows for my second painting. She is a definite improvement over Miss Potatoface.

Labels: , ,

Sunday, July 26, 2009

Woman's portrait class

I am having fun taking

Saturday, July 11, 2009

after watching Jane's first new video

Ok, jumped back into the paint tonight.
I had tried doing a collaged background using squares of fabric and extra thick Golden medium.
Coated the fabric with medium, and when dried, painted over in a thin green glaze. you can see places I missed with the glaze because they soaked up the paint!
Then I sat around waiting for inspiration.....
.....saw Jane's short video today and decided to give it a try!
I took your advice also about not worrying too much about the features, blocked in the head and shoulders with white gesso, and did a rough sketch of the face with a pencil.
Then tried to remember how Jane built her face, and went from there.
I was pretty pleased how it turned out, until I realized that I had painted it with the hole for hanging on the bottom......

Labels: , ,