Tuesday, February 3, 2009

Portrait


Bet you are not surprised to come here and find another portrait lol.   I painted this yesterday when I met with my group.  I am painting other things too,  I did a cat recently and the challenge for Karin Jurick.  I may post those soon,  I am a busy gal and loving it. This is oil on a 8 X 10 canvas panel.  I gessoed the panel and put in some black acrylic paint to start with a gray background. I recently purchased a dvd of Kinstler and he recommended the gray canvas.   I kept the background loose this time and I think I like it.  Happy painting~

10 comments:

Dean H. said...

You said,"I kept the background loose this time and I think I like it."
I'm with you..I like it too! I'm a huge fan of using a toned support!

Barbara Pask said...

Thanks Dean. I feel when the background is loose the focus is on the face. Just keep trying different things.

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

You are busy - I like the hair, great natural colors.

Barbara Pask said...

Thank you Bill, I am constantly painting. You put out a lot of art work too.

Carol said...

Barbara she is beautiful! You are very good at portraits! You evoke so much personality, one can almost believe you have met the person. I love the background and agree, you don't want competition for the focus.

Barbara Pask said...

Hi Carol, I love it when you visit, you say such encouraging things. It means so much to me when people take the time to comment on my work.

Dean H. said...

Hey Barbara, I am giving you an Art Blog Award cut & paste from mine. You deserve it. If you choose to, list 7 things you love and then list 7 fellow bloggers. Then notify the 7 that they have received awards.

Dar Presto said...

very pretty, you capture a sweet expression. the light plays nicely across her face.

Barbara Pask said...

Thank you Dean, I'm glad you feel I deserve it. I appreciate you too.

Barbara Pask said...

Hi Dar, Thank you, I chose this one because I liked the light on her face and hair, glad you like it.