I can't believe I've forgotten about blogging! Maybe it's because I took such a long break from painting. I have finally completed my angel painting. Actually, it was done by this Summer, but I procrastinated in putting the finishing touches on the violin...the strings.
Last week, I finally finished and signed it. Whew! I also completed the portrait of my mom. It was painted from a black and white picture that was color tinted by my grandfather. This photo was taken when mom was a mere 20-old with lots and lots of hair.
I'll add pictures later. (Reminder to self!)
Monday, August 17, 2009
Monday, June 29, 2009
I've just about finished going over all the pencil lines with paint, and started blocking in some of the shadows. Teacher liked what I did so far. He reminded me to visit the Art Gallery in Whittier and to bring my paintings. I helped Carmen with her painting again. She is doing a very good job and the painting is developing very nicely. We stayed until almost 4pm. Teacher is only here on Mondays now.
Posted by May at 10:48 PM
Tuesday, June 23, 2009
Sunday, June 21, 2009
Here's what I have so far for my new picture (pencil sketch on the right). I took this picture at night, so it's not very clear. The picture on the left is the Angel Musician by Pinta. As you can see, I've made some adjustments to the head and the face. I've changed the position of her gaze and changed her looks as well. I've also made the limbs a bit more feminine. The hardest part was the perspective angle of this picture. It took me quite a while just to get the violin to look somewhat alright. I've not acheived the exact angle as the original picture, unfortunately. It was actually the violin and the colors of this picture that caught my eye when I was deciding what to paint next.
Looks like I have a bit more sketching and adjustments to make before I start painting it.
Posted by May at 7:41 AM
Wednesday, June 17, 2009
Went to Michael's with Mommy and Delko. Teacher Fred told us there's a sale on 16"x20" canvases. 2 for $6. We bought the canvases, some acrylic paints, and brushes. Also bought some Loew-Cornell shanding and liner brushes. They were 50% off. Not a bad deal! The only bad thing was the service at Michael's. Not a friendly bunch I'm afraid.
Posted by May at 11:17 PM
Tuesday, June 16, 2009
Only Pat, Carmen, and an elderly gentleman were in class today. Mommy and Delko went to a buffet with their Tai Chi class, so I'm on my own. I brought my angel sketch on canvas to work on. But I didn't get much done today. Helped Carmen a bit with her picture, and chatted with Pat while I watched her paint. David arrived about half hour before I planned to leave. He's going to paint a picture of the 60 freeway. I like the canvas he was using. It had a thicker edge and it's 15" square. I'm not sure about the square shape, whether it would fit the type of painting I planned to do. But I like the thicker edge. He told me where to get it. The store is in Orange County. Hmmm.... That's far for me.
Posted by May at 11:41 PM