Thursday, May 7, 2009

Portrait Progress




After an extremely unproductive morning - well I cleaned all the bathrooms first thing, before dropping the children to school, came home ate some toast and then went back to bed - until lunchtime. I was sooooo tired. Hope I'm not coming down with something again.

After I woke up (because the phone rang and my daughter wasn't well at school so I had to pick her up), I went down to the studio and did some more work on the portraits. Finished off the white base coats, and then mixed up the skin tone and painted the girls with 2 layers. Then a bit of shading and highlighting. I finished off the night by painting their eyes and mouths. I don't know when I'll get to the final shading and hair, soon I hope. Now that I'm at this stage, I will also finish off an angel that I painted before Christmas, she is just waiting for final shading and her hair to be finished off. Woo hoo, I'm on a roll. It feels good (doing happy dance).

13 comments:

Vicki Holdwick said...

Love your work. Can't wait to see them when they are done.

xoxo

Trish said...

they're looking good!
hope you aren't getting sick:(
take care and have a nice day
Trish

Linda said...

Ok...I'm imagining you doing your dance, LOL! The paintings are coming along just great, no wonder you are happy Brenda.
X

Beckie Holso said...

You do a great job on your shading and those eyes - wow!

~*~Patty Szymkowicz said...

oooo your canvases look fantastic! That long nap did you good! Love your felted creations too!

Kaili (Billy and Button) said...

Hi Debra! How lovely to meet you! Another aussie and fellow LDS sister!! :D Thankyou for you loveley comment on my blog. I enjoyed seeing this part of your creative process, and look forward to seeing more!

Kaili xx

Trish said...

That's what I thought/think!! Happy Mother's Day to you also;)

justagirl said...

I hope your not coming down with something either... it is that time of year I guess.

the portraits are coming along well... you are so clever with the eyes and mouths... I might need a few lessons.

Lorrie Grainger Abdo said...

Looking forward to seeing how this finishes up. I like it and always love to learn that a happy dance is happening somewhere in the world! :)

Lorrie

EWian said...

Thanks for showing your work in progress, those eyes are just fabulous!

EWian

Martha Lever said...

The portraits are looking good!!!

I didn't get your "Create" piece off yesterday but it is all wrapped and ready to go. Today we have law school graduation for our son.. yea!! ...so it will go out Monday since I have to take it to the big Post Office. I love that piece and I hope you enjoy it. I know it will have a good home!! :)

Beckie Holso said...

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Love ya! Beckie =)