Monday, August 2, 2010

The KIss...

another practice for the portrait journal...all but the first picture should enlarge..

this is one of my favorite pictures of Sarah...the mouth was not easy
and i am here to tell you all these blonds aren't that easy either

but here we go

acrylics/on gesso'ed watercolor canvas







here the beginning gets drafted


























the eyes just weren't right so i redid them...i might have messed them up


















this picture of the painting doesn't show the painting like it shows in person..i don't think it is just the glare....
but i am posting anyway...
thanks for looking

10 comments:

MrCachet said...

Does Sarah like it (in person)? Do you like it? Does anybody else count? I think it could use more of the same color that's below her cheekbones on the sides of her forehead. But - hey. That's just me. I have to have my wife 'judge' all of my portrait work. The first one I did she told me the woman had green cheeks...

Mar said...

actually i DO like input...it helps me see what i didn't

:)

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

I'm glad I don't draw. I would never make a good critic. This looks great to me.

Linda said...

Another fab portrait! I think you did a great job and puckered lips must be so hard to paint.
Trying to help here....maybe I would take off the smiley corners of the mouth?
Lovely photo of Sarah BTW.

Mar said...

ty linda!

i plan to re address this painting and i thank anyone with their input
extra eyes help!

yes sarah is a beautiful woman and very photogenic

miz katie said...

What a fun painting! She is so pretty, and I love that she's blowing a kiss.

Blonds are hard for me to paint, also. I never think I get the color mixed right. They need to come out with a paint called Blond Hair or something. lol It sure would make it easier.

Anne Gaal said...

Hi, Mary! You sure picked a tough subject! But I think it turned out well! I like the vignetting you did! :-)

Kellys Art Journaling/ Sharing The Journey said...

Mar;
I think you did a wonderful job on a difficult pose. It looks like her too!

Sarah said...

What a difficult pose-the foreshortening on the hand alone would give me difficulty. I like the way she turned out, though the first picture shows the puckered lips the best I think. I think you got the hair colour well!. (! are not bad-it is just that I seem to use so many of them!)

Lay Hoon aka mescrap said...

Whoa !
Such an impressive portrait.
Great take !!

Sarah is beautiful .