Wednesday, 23 September 2009

Work in Progress Wednesday

Taken without flash, shows variation of color in hair slightly better

Taken with flash

Each Sunday, while exhibiting at The Artisan Market, I bring my paints along and work away. As I was working on the painting on the right, a family with 3 little girls stopped to watch. When I asked what color I should paint her hair, one of the girls answered, "lots of colors, like yours", so now she has hightlights! I still have to work on the eyes on both pieces and add eyebrows. I also have a bit of tidying up to do, as I tend to paint quickly and go back to clean up lines and lost details. Unfortunately, I forgot to get the camera out during the day, so I only have 2 mediocre photos to show at the moment. Now it's back to work on these girls for me. I think I'll put a movie on while I paint. Hmm...what to watch, what to watch?


  1. Lovely paintings!! I really enjoy seeing your work in progress!! You inspired me on my latest piece. I tend to get excited when I'm painting something and I think I've rushed it in the past so this time I slowed myself down and experimented with the background. So thank you for the inspiration!!!

  2. Wonderful! It is great to get kids input on the art work, get them interested in art more, I think!

    I love your women! I don't usually include people in my artwork, but you inspired me to add a female in the latest work:

  3. Great work! I don't think I coul paint while someone else is looking over my shoulder. :)

  4. Nicola and Quilt Works, thanks for your comments. You have no idea how much it means to me that I have inspired you!

    NatashaMay, thanks...I'm so used to it from teaching that it doesn't bother me at all. Besides, I have been videoed by many a parent wearing a huge afro and doing 'YMCA' karaoke at the end of plenty of art parties, which is far worse. It scares me to think what could be on Youtube! LOL



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