Friday, January 18, 2008

Out of My Comfort Zone

This is truly outside of my comfort zone. I painted this on canvas and I attempted painting a face. I usually don't paint on canvas because I would hate to ruin it. Also I used acrylic paint instead of watercolors and pen. I've been reading an art book about skin tones. I am not happy with her nose and hair. My daughter says she looks very disco. More practice needed.

16 comments:

lily said...

Nice work for a first try! She may look "disco" to your daughter, but she strikes me as a modern Modigliani. Stick with it, and don't be afraid to paint on canvas. You can always do what all great painters have done if you don't like what you've made: paint over it!

PJ said...

Hi, coming from IMT...Love your painting..kind of funny because this is EXACTLY what I did..a painting of me (going to be a paper doll) Like I told Lily, I will post on my blog tomorrow for everyone to see! Here's to us for not letting our 'perfectionism on paper to take over ;}

Anna Lloyd said...

Love it! I like your style. I really like the shading on the pink headband and the shape of the eyes.

gkgirl said...

first try???
holy...
it looks very good...
and like something you have
a talent for...
:)

Forever Young said...

great for a first, like the lips a lot.

H. Buchholz said...

Disco? I'm thinking that is a compliment! :)

Deb G said...

Looks great! I have the same problem with using canvas :)

laurel said...

I think she is beautiful. I wish I could do faces at all and I think you are being too hard on yourself.

titration said...

I find skin tones super hard. So I give you extra bonus points for this one. A great risk outside your comfort zone. I like how the neck looks particularly. Not sure why. Hmmm.

Charlie said...

Good job especially for a fist try. I am trying to do the same thing only I did not have as much luck drawing the face on the canvas. I had to transfer it from paper.

Paulette Insall said...

Coming over from IMT too.....she's wonderful for your first try!!!! Bravo!!! Keep going! More, more, more!!!

Laura Scarlett said...

Youve been very brave and I like what you've got. I think you've done a good job with the hair - thats something I always struggle with.

Ella said...

Great painting! Your daughter is right: The woman looks funky. I also think faces are the hardest thing to do.

cookievf said...

love her soft expression! great job & thanks for the inspiration to step bravely onto canvas! - vicki

Cookie said...

It's really interesting to see what is outside of your comfort zone. This is where I would feel cozy.

I like it. She is fresh, bold and expressionistic. I hope this is just the beginning of many more to come.

-Cookie

carla said...

This painting has so much energy - it's very expressionistic! The wonderful thing about working with acrylics is that you can keep working over what's beneath - so much more forgiving than watercolors! This is great:>