Saturday, December 26, 2009
First day of a new series. For the next 6 days I will be painting alcoholic drinks - just because New Year's Eve is coming up and it tis the season! In case you can't tell this drink is a Cosmopolitan.
I really enjoyed the challenge of painting the glass. I find it fascinating how the stem and base of the glass is formed by painting the background color and then adding little swoops and swirls of dark and white.
Friday, December 25, 2009
Thursday, December 24, 2009
I haven't painted many people so I found it very hard to get Santa's skin tone and facial features right. It didn't turn out the way that I wanted it too and this has motivated me to paint more people so that I can improve in this area.
I think that I will start a series of portraits on January 1. I have always admired artists who could paint portraits because they have to be so exact. If the eye shape isn't right or the skin tone is off it the likeness is lost. It will be a great challenge for me.