Monday, December 29, 2008
acrylic on Lanavanguard paper 8 x 12 1/2
I started this portrait for the Karin Jurick end-of-year-challenge with oil, but after a few unfortunate attempts, I decided to change to acrylic, to which I am more accustomed.
I enjoyed painting the face of this nice woman I don't know;I wanted to express the youthful air and the kindness in the eyes.I hope I suceeded.Yesterday, the painting was bolder (see the 1st picture),
(-no, finally, it was quite the same , and I supressed it from the screen to avoid the confusion, sorry) but I decided to tone it down;after, it was hard stoppping to add one colour, remove another one etc.It was a difficult subject, but a rewarding one.
By the way, Happy New Year, to you all!Happiness, Prosperity, Health to each one!
acrylic on wood 8 x 11
those 2 paintings are for our next exhibition at Bourg sur gironde, the theme is on food;that is the beginning, I'll see if I'll be able to paint more, because on the 31th we are going on a trip to
Spain, to Bilbao, where there is an exhibition about Sorolla, so I am not sure to have time enough to paint.We are driving, and before, we'll stop for 2 days in Biarritz, where we are invited by a friend.