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Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Updates on Flowergirl




The fates have conspired against me in trying to post this week! I was caregiver for an invalid parent (MIL) on Monday, and Tuesday we had severe thunderstorms on and off most of the day... and I usually unplug my computer just to be on the safe side. So today we have two WIPs! Lighting on photos not too good - sorry - natural lighting was low yesterday due to the storms and I didn't want to use a flash and blow out the details.

I'm fairly pleased with how the flowergirl is coming along, although I guess I'm never really satisfied. Not too many re-do's- thanks mostly to keeping a light touch and deciding ahead of time what I'm trying to accomplish BEFORE I put color down! I once read that Sargeant would dip his brush in paint and then hold it above his canvas, hovering, while he considered the effect the next brush stroke would have. If Sargeant hovered, then I'm quite sure I need to get into the habit of hovering too!

12 comments:

Rose Welty said...

Teresa, this is lovely...I really see alot of improvement in that face! Well done.

pencilportraits said...

She's just adorable, the skin looks so real, a challenge in itself!

Artist Unplugged said...

Looking very good, very good. Sometimes it's hard to find time to post.

Laure Ferlita said...

Lovely! Absolutely lovely. You have captured a glow in both her face and hair.

Looking forward to the next WIP!

Cathyann said...

It is coming along quite well, Teresa, you should be pleased!
Life gets in the way somemtimes but hey, consider the alternative, right?
Hope things get better. Best regards,Cathyann

Michelle Burnett said...

She is sooo precious Teresa! Your pre-planning has obviously paid off!

Tresses Art Blog said...

Her skin tones are coming along beautifully...I can't wait to see the end result here Teresa...you get a huge BRAVO on this one!!!Life certainly has a way of getting in the way of art doesn't it???
The other Teresa

Cathy Gatland said...

This is looking beautiful Teresa, a gorgeous expression on her face, and the skin tones are lovely. Life gets in the way, though, doesn't it! - we also get storms where we rush around unplugging everything in case of lightning strikes. Hope things calm down soon

acornmoon said...

I can't help thinking this little girl looks a lot like you.

Watercolorist said...

A lovely study depicting such innocence. So sweet. Can't wait to see the finished work.
Jean

Teresa said...

Thanks everyone for the kind comments. I've enjoyed this project a lot.

Acornmoon... hmmmm... that's a lovely compliment but I'm just not sure about that!

Ann said...

This is lovely! That hair is wonderfully done and her face is perfect - you really captured her sweet expression.

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