Here is the final painting
Saturday, June 27, 2015
Sometimes it is hard to reconcile our limitations. I was so excited about doing the underpaint for Laura's portrait, I started another one right away. I just could not get the likeness right. I tried over and over, but it didn't come out. I had colors mixed you and I was just so excited about painting portrait in oil (this is my second portrait in oil) I just could not wait and painted it anyway, so it is not Laura, because it doesn't look like her. It is a portrait of a young woman :)
Posted by Zdenka at 5:07 PM
I decided that I need to practice portrait and thought my friend Laura would not get offended if it didn't turn out perfect, because as a fellow artist she understands the learning process. Here is my first try to do underpaint with varnish drip.
Posted by Zdenka at 5:06 PM
Portraits are very difficult for me. So I decided I need more practice. Here is our granddaughter's picture. I realized that I need to practice drawing to get the likeness more accurate. Nevertheless I am pleased with the final. I am sure this is not the last time I will paint her.
Posted by Zdenka at 5:05 PM
Tuesday, June 2, 2015
I finally have my own studio. Well I am sharing it with my dear friend Amy, who is an amazing watercolor artist. I am now working on my own paintings and have fun with it. My first project was a nautical theme. I had great time getting the colors of the sky and water. My main objective was to blend the sail to the sky, not to make sharp transition, but let them blend to each other. That is something I want to work on.
Posted by Zdenka at 11:05 AM