Thursday, February 6, 2014

Portrait I

 
 
With this portrait I tried to lay down a good Notan before I began to paint.  The photograph was so light that I had to change the mid tone values and contrast in a program on my computer.  It was difficult to find the shapes of value and color.  I am happy with the results , however.  In the future I will try to paint a little less.  I struggled to maintain control over the midtone values.  My art buddy Jo Mackenzie has established a pattern that she follows to get the tones perfect.  I am not a watercolorist and so I can use white paint to tint color.  I hope that with lots of practice I will be able to think with forethought a little bit more.

3 comments:

Sue Marrazzo said...

This is so lovely!

Jerry Stocks said...

Wow, I love it.

LindaHunt said...

Thanks, Sue and Jerry...I want to try this one again....