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Friday, June 18, 2010

Chewing on a bone...365 Days of Drawing



When I know I can do better, I am like a dog with a bone. I have to go back to it and chew and chew.

I re-drew and repainted yesterday's class demo on a new canvas quietly in my studio trying to find what I was after. What was lacking the day before. I got there, enough to put the bone down and lick my art lips. Here is the result...

The light effect is more 'considered', the drawing better. I really focused on the big shape of light and shadow falling on her face. Note to self, never work from one's head when you can't find a photo.

What do you think?

4 comments:

Shelley Smart said...

I can only say, Wow! When you are able to take the time (in this challenge) and be thoughtful of your painting, wow!

I think your drawing abilities have always been good, but your portraits in these studies have become down right wonderful! Luscious even!

Shelley

Marian Fortunati said...

I ditto everything Shelley just wrote.
I saw the thumbnail and knew it was a winner.... ABSOLUTELY WONDERFUL!!!..... WOW!!

Portrait Painting By Johanna Spinks said...

Ah...Shelley...thank you. YOUR words mean a lot. Especially as you appreciate the new stuff which I am so enjoying doing...

Portrait Painting By Johanna Spinks said...

Thanks Marian ever so...congrats on your award.