Tuesday, April 3, 2012

Whitney Houston

I painted Whitney Houston because she was a very beautiful and talented woman. I know she will be missed by her family and friends as well as her fans.

I went through two different phases in this painting. The first phase was when I was painting her face. I really feel that I "got to know her" in a way that I certainly never have before. I really enjoyed the process of capturing her spirit. I am very satisfied with the results especially her eyes and the tilts at the sides of her mouth.

Then I went into phase two, her hair. It absoulutely drove me crazy! The curls and the highlights really challenged me to the max. I'm not totally satisfied with the results but I think it came to a natural state of being. I am glad of that as I don't think I could put another drop of paint on her hair.

I'm almost done with another portrait and will be posting it soon.


Diana said...

wow, beautiful portrait of WHitney. Yes she was a beautiful person and her voice was a treasure. take care.love,Diana

Kathy Staicer said...

Thanks Diana. I'm glad to hear that your feeling better. Hope you have a great summer.

Meera Rao said...

You painted a beautiful portrait of whitney! I think you captured her spirit!

Kathy Staicer said...

Thanks so much Meera.
I also wanted to tmake sure you got my thank yor for the Liebester award. You are so kind and are very much appreciated.

Kay said...

Are you putting this in the MOCA Show......15 Square Inches of Fame?