Have I gotten better? At least I have an idea of how I want to paint. Don't think I am going to make the 25 in 27 days challenge.
painting # 22
The last day. My time is up. I didn't complete the 25 paintings in 27 days challenge that I set for myself. But I did learn a lot about how I want to paint.
painting # 21
Painting # 19
A painting of the model at Wanda's Live Drawing.
Painting # 18
Painting # 17
The first painting of this lady was so bad I had to try it again. Better? Maybe
Painting # 16
Colored Pencil, not watercolor, so I guess it doesn't count for my 25 portraits.
Painting # 15
Painting # 14
Painting # 13
Copied from Artist's Magazine November 2007
Painting # 12
I think Charles Reid's style is delightful.
Painting # 11
Again, this is from The Natural Way to Paint by Charles Reid.
The Artists Magazine November 2007
Another study from The Natural Way to Paint by Charles Reid.
This lady is from Charles Reid's book The Natural Way to Paint.
The blue should have been a shadow, not a line. I do like Charles Reid's method much better.
I copied this young man from a magazine. The painting is called Bruder Seventeen, but I could not find the artist's name. Again I need to watch my pencil line.
The last painting I will do from Jan Kunz's book. I think I did a better job with this lady. However what you can't see here are the pencil marks. They are very obivious and distracting on my painting. Must think before marking the paper.
Jan Kunz's painting style just isn't the way I want to paint. His book is going into the garage book box to be recyled. And I am looking for instructions that better fit the way I would like to paint.
I painted this man twice. First I used the old found paper.
For the second attempt I used cold press watercolor paper.
This 'glow' method is greatly overworked in my estimation.
The little boy in Jan Kunz's book is happy and smiling.
My poor lad looks rather disgruntled and is that a lazy eye?