Thursday, November 17, 2011

Oil on panel, 10"x8"
I got off to a great start with this portrait, but then the model took a break and never could quite get into the pose she was in before. In a three-quarter view it REALLY shows if your anatomy isn't right, and eventually I stopped trying to fix it and wiped off a chunk to repaint. It was toward the end of the evening, so I didn't have much time left, but I was reasonably happy with the result, considering.

On another note, the opening reception for Save the Bay is tonight (Thursday). $25.00 gets you food, drink, and some great company. If you're going to donate to a good cause, what's better than this? If you're in the Providence area, come on down. Oh, and did you say that piece of artwork on the invitation looks familiar? Yes, it is mine...

6 comments:

Linda Popple said...

I think your portrait is very nice! You did great with a 3/4 pose, which I find very difficult. Her warm skin tones are lovely and I love how you did her hair.

Good luck with the show!

Kim said...

It's fantastic Kathy! Looks solid and fresh. Beautiful palette.

Alice Andreini said...

I think that it looks great. Great sense form and lovely shadow

Maria Bennett Hock said...

Very nice...I love her eyes and the softness of her features.

Sarah said...

the mouth is very intriguing - looks slightly open, though that is only implied. Your painting looks great on that flier for the show!

Karen Werner said...

This is great. She looks so alive...she might move again! :-) Love the eyes especially.