Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Continuing Progress

I've had a productive day in the studio again. I still had a lot of difficulty with the shading. Reflecting back to my first portrait, the only difference is the stay wet palette, so as suggested by Sherry, I will try using it a bit differently to how the manufacturers suggest. Today I completed the touch up shading, the highlighting, painting the eyes and base coat for the mouth. I don't know that I would paint four of the same pictures again, not at the same time anyway - it becomes a little monotonous, but it was better when I did the eyes as each girl has different coloured eyes. So, that's it for today, I have to work tomorrow so not a lot will happen, and the day after my youngest turns 10, so she has a full day planned for us all.


femminismo said...

I like the writing on the pictures. It adds a depth of mystery. Nice drawings. The shading is looking good. (I don't know what a "stay wet" palette is.) Pretty ladies!
Thanks for commenting on my pies. I'll make an apple tomorrow. I know it will be a good day. Hope your daughter's birthday is/was happy.

Vicki Holdwick said...


Your girls are lovely as usual.

I like the text on your background, too.

Hope your daughter enjoys her "double digit" birthday and that you enjoy it too.

We are hosting a family Thanksgiving dinner (turkey, stuffing, squash, mashed potatoes, whole kernel corn, and pies). It will be our nuclear family (the hubster and I, DD and her two little girls, DS and his little girl, Uncle Mike and cousin Mark), but already the drama has begun. I will not get any art done today, but maybe this evening.....

Sorry for the length of this post - xoxo

The Bodhi Chicklet said...

I've been following this since you started posting earlier in the week. It must be a tremendous learning process to work on four of these at the same time. I like the hair (!) - hope that doesn't sound too crazy considering how much time you've spent on the shading of the faces. It's been a nasty week over here, I'm looking forward to getting some "me" time over the next few days.

Trish said...

you are welcome!!
I love your girls face-I liked my first painted girl until I came over here! well, I guess she is just different, and her face isn't all smooth, but I could have meant to do it that way, right?

Sherry said...

Brenda, the girls are coming along so nicely. Though you may think they are the same, I see differences in their expressions, their eyes, and even some of the other facial features. Maybe I'll try doing a couple at once and see what happens.