Archive for October, 2013

katie, take 2

October 18, 2013

Can I possibly be posting twice within the week?  When I first started this blog, I felt it necessary to post at least every other day.  But situations change, don’t they?   Seems lots of people blog consistently for some time and then let their blogs take a back seat to other things.  Okay if the blog takes back seat but rather sad if the subject of their blog takes back seat.  As mine has.  Sigh.  I hate to go back and read some of the posts where I am determined to press on.  Just let me say, I’ve tried.

BUT, this week I have worked on trying to capture Katie again, this time on paper with pencil.   I do believe I was able to get more of a likeness  but still haven’t nailed it.  If at first you don’t succeed, blah, blah, blah.

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Katie 1

October 13, 2013

Took pictures of Katie (who has the most wonderful red hair) and painted the first of (I hope) many portraits of her.  Actually, I did one of her and her mother when she was a tiny baby, so this is the second, or maybe the third.  I tried to be loose, but it is hard to be loose.  Looked at Charles Reid’s Painting  Portraits in Watercolor for inspiration but I am just not able to let go!  I think the more you paint, the more able you are to let the pigment flow!  Wish I were able to paint more, but now is the time for architecture.

Katie copy