Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Kelly Berkey's Weekly Sketch Challenge

Welcome to Week 6 of Kelly Berkey's Weekly Sketch Challenge.

For this week's challenge, I decided to paint Kelly's image more like a portrait.  Reason being, the larger the image, the easier to paint.   I tried one of Kelly's suggestions, which was to paint the values first with an underpainting of burnt sienna.  My favorite part of the painting is the little bit of sienna peeking through the blue on the bottom left.   I don't think I consciously planned that. 

I'm really excited because my friend asked me to bring some of my artwork to her Cabi (clothing) party this Thursday.  I want to get some feedback on my art and prints from some unsuspecting women.  Should be fun, if I don't chicken out.

If you would like to join us, every week Kelly posts a picture of herself in a pose for you to sketch or paint or whatever.  Over these past few weeks, I think everyone has improved.

12 comments:

Mirjam said...

This is a beautiful portrait!

Artistic Accents by Darla said...

Wow Diana! This is great!!

Helen said...

What a beautiful picture. This is amazing :o)

Rona Gregory said...

Diana, this is beautiful! I just popped by Darla's blog - hers is great too! (pushing own sketch further under couch!)

Ro xx

Kelly Berkey said...

i'm always blown away by your talent diana. you keep making me look more and more beautiful. i'm happy to see a true portrait. you got my nose spot on too. bravo for that, i'm still working on it myself!
the underpainting showing through is dreamy and the color pallet you chose is very serene.
rona is cracking me up with her pushing her sketch under the couch...but i fully understand where she is coming from.

don't chicken out, i want to hear what people say about your work...you could have a show you are that good! xoxo

Carola Bartz said...

Beautiful, Diana! And how lovely that you can show some of your artwork at the Cabi party (I love Cabi clothes) - please, don't chicken out!

Ansota said...

Lovely painting! Love your work!

Artist Terri Smith said...

Diana, this is absolutely Stunning! You captured Kelly's essence so beautifully! Have you ever considered taking up portraiture? I'm serious..You truly should consider it. You definitely have a gift.

Marlene said...

This is a gorgeous painting.

peggy aplSEEDS said...

i must say that you are an excellent artist and i admire your art so much! so inspiring to see your work!

Gloria said...

I think it's great. Beautiful!

Diane said...

Positively gorgeous! You did a spectacular job!