Sunday, July 25, 2010

Portrait of Melanie.....


I've just started this....and all I had to go by were some very pixelated sepia photos. One close up of her eyes. I finally got into one of her relatives FaceBook pages and printed out 8 photos, so I have something to go by for "skin tone"....she's not quite there yet, but I think she likes having a bit of a tan.
While going thur these photos, I realized how much she loved life. She was also an artist. So, as I'm drawing her, and as always, I talk to my portraits...I feel like she is w/ me on this one. I think it will turn out ok. It will be MELANIE!!! Happy, captive eyes, w/ a twinkle in them, for her love of life. It is very sad to do something like this, but, I think she would have liked it. I hope so. And I will do my VERY BEST to make her happy.
Sorry it's taken so long to start it, but I just needed to know MELANIE. Looking at her pictures has so brought me there.

2 comments:

http://www.onpainting.wordpress.com said...

Looks good at this stage. I know the struggle to paint flesh with no color reference. I'm doing a 4'x5' painting with three figures with no color reference. It is tormenting.

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