Sunday, April 29, 2012
I have been painting so many portraits for a while now and it was great to take my mind off them and concentrate on my true love of flowers. I have been wanting to paint daffodils this spring. They were blooming everywhere but every time I went out to photo them it was too windy to get a good picture. So I had to take the pictures I had and use my imagination and I was able to come up with this small little painting. I can't tell you how much fun it was to paint.
Sunday, April 22, 2012
I have recently taken a little break from painting portraits and I have been painting some less intense paintings. I will show you some of them soon. It has been alot of fun just painting for the fun of it! But I need to start putting some energy into one or two large paintings for the upcoming shows. I hope return soon.
Tuesday, April 3, 2012
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.