Tuesday, 8 November 2011

Oil painting portrait update

Hello everyone.  I thought it was time to update you on the portrait I have been working on.  It is very close to being finished, perhaps another two lessons and it will be complete.  I have work to do on the lady's ear and hair, some tidying up of the windows and some other small details.

Yesterday's lesson had me working on the dress and I am very happy with how it has turned out.  In an earlier post, I expressed my distress at my teaching taking over my painting.  What I now do is have a small flat canvas nearby which she can use to show me techniques if she needs too.  I haven't actually said anything to her but I think having the canvas there has given her the message.  

So it's time to start thinking about what to paint next.  Maybe another portrait so I can practise my newly acquired skills.

Have a wonderful day.

Anne  xx

14 comments:

willywagtail said...

Excellent idea. I like the gauziness of the fabric. Cherrie

freefalling said...

Haha!
What a great way to solve your problem!
Yes, the dress turned out beautifully, but I still love that pot!

Terrie said...

I love it - you should be very proud! xx

BadPenny said...

Well done on resolving the situation without upsetting your teacher.

Your lady is very lovely.

My 4 Lil' Girls said...

Beautiful Anne, the dress is so pretty & feminine,love the lightness of it, you really have painted an heirloom for your family!!!
Lots of love Karen x

Ruby slippers said...

Looking really good now Anne, the curly hair looks really natural, good job! x

Claire said...

Hey Anne, I'm with wilywagtail and love what you have done with the fabric and having a small canvas nearby for your teacher to demonstrate on is a brilliant idea............

Up there for thinking as they say.

Your portrait is looking better each time and I can't wait to see the finished picture.

Claire :}

Mum said...

More detail bit by bit is bringing your picture to life. Looking forward to seeing the finished portrait.
Love from Mum
xx

Hearthandmade said...

Oh wow!! So talented!!

Pomona said...

A very clever solution! Love the painting too - you are so clever!

Pomona x

Cheryl said...

What a thoughtful way to deal with the situation. I'm sure your teacher prefered using the spare canvas.

Your painting is very striking. I'm not sure if I would know when to stop. Thinking about it, I wouldn't know how to start either, so maybe its not a problem!

Little Blue Mouse said...

The dress looks really good.
That's such a great solution to keep the teacher off your painting.

Sue said...

Beautiful painting, Ann. Keep up the portrait painting definitely. Take care, Sue x

Chantal said...

Wow Anne! Wow! You've been very busy whilst I've been offline. I love this. Super impressed. Amazing detail! You're very talented. I think portraits are so difficult - but this is beautiful. Love the detail of the fabric too.