Friday, February 27, 2009
Thursday, February 19, 2009
I've been asked if I paint children , too. So I decided to do a practice painting of my niece, Isabelle and godchild, Stevie. It's nice to use 300 lb. paper because it can take alot of abuse.
Although I dared to publish this one, I need to do a better job on the skin and shadows. I once tried a portrait book but she used green for shadows and I just don't like the effect.
And yes, her blue eyes are that big and beautiful in real life. She's a cutie! (and nephew, too.)
Sunday, February 15, 2009
Do you ever wonder what inspires a painting? I find that the hardest ... inspiration and composition. The first painting I did of this bench was very literal. After all that work, it didn't measure up. So, I painted this one for fun. I like it, because I painted it in the Disneyland fashion... none of the houses in Toontown are straight...