Learning Korean I made a lot of Korean friends. This little guy is the cutest one.
I took pictures of my work in progress… I don’t always work in the same order.
I think I made her smirk bigger than it is in real life, but what I really wanted to try painting was her jacket and the fake fur lining. I also loved her red hair, but I didn’t want to go into too much detail with it. She has very fine baby hair, so I wanted to barely render it.
This is the man in my life, the kind and loving man that I am very lucky to have met. I picked to paint this because I wanted to play with the light coming from behind. I usually like painting when the light comes from a side because the features are outlined better and are easier to see. In this case his whole face was in the shadow and I liked the challenge.
We have a Darth Vader Halloween mask around the house. My baby loves to wear it and roar. It’s really funny and cute (to his parents only probably). I decided to paint it for a humorous painting and to add a fun Star Wars themed background too. I hope it makes you chuckle, if not ask “what in the world is that?”
I painted with watercolor on canvas again. It’s still frustrating, yet I want to try again. I think I can do better. It’s annoying because while the paint does get absorbed, it lacks the flow of watercolors. The paints move like acrylics, but are transparent.
Kalaia is a lot of fun; she’s goofy and cute and adorable. I really wanted to capture that, but it didn’t quite come through in my painting.
I experimented with watercolor on canvas. I treated the canvas with absorbent ground and thought I would be able to paint on it like on paper, but the experience is quite different. I am not sure how I feel about it. When I first started this painting it felt really wrong, but then I got used to it.
I painted her last year, but I wasn’t completely happy, so I gave it another try.
She was staring at me from the stroller daring me to approach her.
I’m really struggling with fabrics and folds… still not happy with it, but it’s watercolor, I’ll break through the paper if I keep trying to fix it…
A painting that is a few years overdue. I have meant to paint this little girl for a few years, but I never got around to it.