Friday, December 5, 2008
Above is my subject. A friend of mine on Myspace. I knew she posted a lot of photographs and I was searching for a photo of someone in the woods. This fit perfectly. so special thanks to Ashleigh for letting me use her photo. My intention was just a study to learn some techniques and try something with the trees. It turned though into a finished painting.
I really like several things in this painting. The trees and background work incredibly well and these are brought together by the colorful leaves on the ground. Even though I am not thrilled with how I painted her face, for the time and my skill, I accepted it. What I really like though, is her shoe and lower leg. Go figure.