Southern Farm

Southern Farm

Thursday, May 20, 2010

Cutting Out the Dog

Cutting Out the Dog 11x15 2010 Arches Cold Press.

This portrait was done in my portrait class. The painting is entirely my own with the exception of the hands, which my instructor redid. The hardest part of doing a portrait like this is the drawing. I don't trace and since I'm still learning, my instructor did correct the drawing mistakes. Each one I do does gets better. The original portrait had the girl cutting out a piece of black fabric. I thought of paper dolls and my instructor thought of repeating the dog that was on her shirt.

Saturday, May 1, 2010

A Big Wave

A Big Wave 7x10 hot press.

For the past month, I've been involved with the WDE (Weekend Drawing Events) on the Wet Canvas site. The object is to create a painting from one of the many photos shown each Friday. Two hours are given to create and results are posted whether the painting is done or not. This week I decided to do the little boy standing in the water. I worked on hot-press paper and was thrilled with the results. It took less than an hour including the drawing.