Thursday, April 5, 2012

Beautiful Woman

The soft diffused light on this woman's face and her interesting smile made a fun study.
Completed in 3 hours on 1/17/12.


Jeanne said...

I love this painting! Especially the eyes. Very Inspiring.

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Valorie said...

Thank you, Jeanne!

100 Faces - Introduction

After painting many portraits, I've found I can achieve the likeness, attitude and personality of my subjects, given enough time. Now I want to be able to create them faster!
My art goal for 2012 is to paint one hundred faces - small, quick practice studies, either from photos or from life, in whatever amount of time I have. If I only have an hour on a particular day, the idea is to complete the portrait in an hour. No time for fussing over details. I want to use larger brushes and more paint. Rough studies can have their own charm. Since it's just practice, I may throw them away, paint over them, or go back later to finish them further.

Click on the pictures below to enlarge and see the brushwork.