Monday, July 19, 2010

Evolution...

This was quite the difficult painting on several levels. First i haven't painted a life painting in a LONG time. Next this child is soooooo pale then this day pinked up by the sun and I wanted the piece to reflect the days events.
Here is the very beginning of the project...I ended up many time with her looking just too old..more like her mother...so a lot of adjusting occurred




the pictures are backwards but I was finally getting her skin tone and then i added her eyes

























Here is the final glaze done i used..quiinacridone/nickel azo gold for the final layer...i think it helped lesson the pink and golden up the hair.












Hannah

12 comments:

Christy said...

Very nice! Love the colors in her hair ;) so soft and touchable. Nickel Azo Gold is one of my fav colors!!

MrCachet said...

Canvas paper or watercolor? It looks to be bound is why I'm asking.

Bea said...

I think you've captured the wise older soul, in this young child.
Amazing. :)Bea

Mary Helen-Art Saves Lives said...

She is stunning...I love the golden ringlets. I agree I wish I could reach out and hold her like one of my grand children. Imagine and Live in Peace, Mary Helen Fernandez Stewart

miz katie said...

Oooh, wow!! I love how she came out, Mary. And, I emphasize with you saying she kept looking too old. That is a frequent problem I run into, also. Capturing youth with a paint brush isn't as easy as it looks.

Also, I seem to have a problem with blond hair. So, I may have to pick up some of that quiinacridone/nickel azo gold you mentioned. I've never used it before.

Kaylovesvintage said...

well done ,looks good

Linda said...

Good to see your process Mary......and the hair is gorgeous.

Lay Hoon aka mescrap said...

So pretty !!
Your painting is impressive.

Lori Saul said...

Wonderful expression and such glorious color work. Looks like you really captured her!

Anne Gaal said...

Hi, Mary! I think this is such a wonderful painting! And a good likeness of Hannah! Love it! :-)

Hope you'll stop by my blog today and help me celebrate my blogoversary! :-)

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

You did an awesome job. What an amazing transformation. Color me impressed.

Anna Lemza said...

Grate art! Thank you for sharing!