Saturday, January 23, 2010

I Haven't Quit Yet...

A little more progress…It actually looks pretty good under dim lights.

Okay, you may as well know what I'm shooting for. See how much darker the face needs to be?

And see how tricky I am, using a much smaller picture so you can't quite tell if the eyes are right?


  1. Looking good! I love the updates on the painting - interesting to watch the progression. How I wish I had a fraction of your artistic ability!

  2. Aw, shucks, Deb.
    I'm really hoping I still have a fraction of the ability I used to have!

  3. This is beautiful! I had no idea you had this other blog!

  4. This painting is incredible...and it is interesting to watch its progress. I love the lighting from the windows, her pose...

  5. Michelle, this was my first blog. I hoped it would eventually motivate me to get back into painting--took a long time, but it seems to finally be working!

    Thanks, Mary Jo. I hope to get a little more done today. I particularly like this composition. I literally picked it out of dozens--she was a patient and pliable model.

  6. Pretty good? You are way too modest, JB. This is really, really good. Have you ever sold any of your paintings or displayed them publicly?

  7. I can hardly stop looking at the details...I hate to use that "amazing" word again, but,,,amazing.

  8. Scott, I haven’t sold any originals—two reasons, I don’t even know how I’d price them; I can hardly bare the thought of parting with them.
    Of course, If I give this as a gift, at least I might apply for visitation rights...
    ...and at some point, our wall space will no longer accommodate two artists in the house.

    I haven’t displayed my work publicly (except online). I have a difficult time promoting myself, but that’s a whole ‘nother issue; carries over to my writing, too. Go figure.

    Glen, don’t look too close, you’ll see how overworked it is. I’m focusing on the face today, so I’m really having to resist the temptation to hack this whole thing to bits...

  9. If you "hack" that one up, the men in the white coats will come and get you...b'sides I am confident that I am not the only one that "sees" what I see.. reckon? :)

  10. Glen, fortunately, I didn't hack it to bits, yesterday...
    ...unfortunately, I'm still struggling with the face today..., where's that hatchet...?


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