Wednesday, November 16, 2016

Art - Portrait Painting

5x7 painting

I started out trying to paint something difficult that I already had a picture of on my computer - and I came up with this photograph of Esme, eyes down, shadows defining her face.  I took on a hard subject - I noticed halfway through the sketch.. but one I cared about doing well.  After the pencil sketch wasn't quite what I wanted (and Mark said the shadows were very stark), I continued over it in acrylic paint.  I might have to try a grid transfer technique to make a larger one.  Or, I might just go and do a portrait of Lucy (Esme's dog), to continue on the stretch and come back when I've learned a bit more again.

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