Wednesday, December 30, 2009
Woman of Mystery
10 x 8 - Oil on rough canvas
This is my entry for Karin Jurick's DSFDF Year End Challenge - Swapping 180 Photos. I enjoyed painting this pretty mystery artist and want to thank her for posing with her mouth shut and ears covered! Just kidding - but I'm always uncomfortable painting teeth and ears! I used a scrap piece of unstretched canvas thinking the off white would substitute for toning only to discover it wasn't properly primed! So...this challenge was more difficult than it needed to be! Since I had already started over once, I kept going and am pleased with the way it turned out. It seems to have a pastel look to it due to the rough canvas and thin paint.
My first attempt was on a white canvas board in blue tones...didn't feel I had a likeness and wasn't happy with the white support or the palette...so...started over...
This was fun and I am so eager to learn the identity of this Woman of Mystery!
Karin, thank you for the opportunity to participate in the portrait swap and Happy New Year to you and all our blogging family!