Wednesday, November 30, 2011

"Making Their Mark"

5"x7"
acrylic on hardboard
I played around with the colors on this one.  I thought I should try something different, I didn't push but I did add a little purple to my palette.
$100

Tuesday, November 29, 2011

"Making Her Mark"

5x7
acrylic on hardboard
This is a great painting but all I can think about writing about is bricks.  I was so intimidated by the brick wall behind the little girl.  Brick walls are one of those things that you have to handle in a subtle way or that's all you will notice.  I am so proud of myself.  I even pulled off the texture which was almost by accident.  Now I'll talk about the little girl in the painting.  I wanted to make her glow, so I added a very bright highlight to her left shoulder as you can tell, but I am beginning to play around with making my edges softer.  I haven't been able to totally let go of my need to have sharp edges yet, but I'm gonna keep on trying. 
$100