Saturday, March 21, 2009

A portraitist, I am not......... But I finished it.

c&c welcome of course.

The painting is not finished, and I don't know if I have the heart to finish it. I guess I could finish the shirt, but I wont subject you to another photo lol

I painted this on a canvas 10"x12" I told Ree off for painting hers too small, (you can growl at me Ree-I think hers is 7" x 9") and then I go paint mine too small. That was my first mistake. Second is painting it in acrylics.
I should have started it at the beginning of the week and painted it in oil, or watercolour, for that matter. Not that it would have looked much better mind you, but at least the oils don't dry so fast, and the watercolour is manipulable. But, having said all that, I have to admit, this is the most dreadful painting I have painted in a long time. :-D ........... that is ok though, as I have gotten portraiture out of my system for awhile.

Another should have; I didn't even glance at my portraiture colour mixing book I have here, and I should have! sheesh. I stayed up until the wee hours of this morning painting this mess :-D
I really admire the portraitists on wc like Tali.

So. I hand drew this and painted from a photo on my laptop (printer was out of ink) I had taken with my webcam earlier last evening.

I hope this makes you feel much much better about yours Bruce!!! hehehehe

Third time lucky!!!!!!! .......The good thing about doing a self portrait .....

The good thing about doing a self portrait is that you can leave out a
line or ten, make the eyes bigger, bluer and whiter, the lips a bit
fuller and get an instant hair colour grays showing ..... make
myself look sexy even .....well that was the plan ....somehow it
didn't go the way I intended .....but it was fun trying .....