Sunday, February 27, 2011

I was so close to just scraping this, but after adding more color and directional lines to give it a better composition I kind of like it. I'm not sure it's worthy of posting on virtual paintout, but it's getting closer to a successful painting. I really liked the contrast in the personalities of these four women through their dress that the photo captured my imagination, but I'm not sure i did them justice. Hmmm.


  1. You have improved it a lot! Good work. The figures are much more distinctive as individuals. As the reader, I want to look at each one. Perhaps you could clarify a little the hand at the face of the second one from the bottom. It confuses me a little. I like the colors that you have chosen.

  2. It is very difficult because google view has blurred all their faces so i have to invent them. When I zoom zoom in, I think maybe she has a cigarette in her hand..? I'm also better with the broad strokes than the fine strokes with the acrylics. Maybe i don't use enough paint, but I get just scruffly lines when the brush hits the texture of the canvas. I'll have to practise more.