Tuesday, February 16, 2010
Here is yet another version of my Caroline painting. I made the background green, and am still deciding if I like it. It might be too much color??
I am reposting this image of Caroline. After viewing the image large, I decided that I wasn't happy with the lips, so I repainted them. Many times I can see things in a large photograph that I don't see in the actual painting. I don't know why this works for me, but it does, and always has. I hope this looks better. (Excuse me for using my blog as a work tool....) Also I am not happy with the color in the photograph...the painting seems much warmer to me in person, but when I try to darken the photograph the background becomes too dark.
This is a new painting commission of one of my friend's beautiful daughter, Caroline Federicci. She is only 14, and a beautiful dancer. When I went to the dance studio to photograph her, I was lucky enough to get to watch her practice a routine, and I was very impressed! As far as the painting goes, I have many more photographs that I plan to paint, but I think this one is finished. I will show it to the family, and see what they think. Sometimes a parent can see something subtle, that I may not see, that can be easily changed, and makes the person in the painting look more like themselves.
Sunday, February 14, 2010
This is a painting I have previously posted, (as "Nude with Mask", but it's real name is "Bullseye") but I think it totally has a Mardi Gras "feel", so I thought I would post it again. I am currently working on three (almost) finished paintings, while almost ready to start a new very large piece.