Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Portrait Progress

I had to work today so didn't get much opportunity to paint. After dinner I went to the studio and attempted to do some shading on my angel girl, but the sun was setting through the window and the light was too bright (if you can believe that), so I am not completely happy with the shading. I'll be down in the studio tomorrow morning (the morning light is best for me) and attempt to re-shade to my satisfaction. My stay wet palette works really well - maybe too well - I found the paint has thinned somewhat from the moisture in the sponge under the palette paper - so we'll have to see how we go tomorrow. The first photo shows the base skin colour and the second photo shows the first shading. Tomorrow I will finish the shading and highlighting and hopefully start on the eyes and mouth - I'll have to see how far I can get (remembering I am working on four of these at once). So until tomorrow - stay safe and create.


Sherry said...

I understand what you are saying about the stay wet palette. If you use it for your liquid acrylics, the paint just thins and spreads everywhere. I'm thinking about adjusting the amount of moisture I leave in the sponge. She's coming along quite nicely.

Vicki Holdwick said...


She is looking good. I like seeing the different stages.

Can't wait to see more.