Sunday, August 15, 2010

CiCi - Finished? Thank You, Jane!

I think I'm finished with CiCi's portrait but will let it sit around for a few days just in case I see something that needs to be tweaked.  Oh, the colors in this scan show brighter and more pronounced than they are in reality.  Also, the shadow area around her mouth isn't really pink but I used a mauve-y gray there and when I sprayed with SpectraFix, the area became more pink and shows up worse in this scan.  This is the first color change I've had using SpectraFix and I think it's because I used it heavily as Teo 21 suggested in a comment on Poppy.  I didn't get any spots though!

I have to thank my dear friend, Jane, for helping me see why I couldn't paint our babies before.  I'm still not sure about this one, whether it really captures her or not but my husband thinks it does and he's the "customer" in this case!  At least I finally finished a portrait of our fur child so Thank you, Jane!

If you all see anything that could be better, don't hesitate to let me know!

8 comments:

Christine said...

Jan, it's a wonderful portrait. I love what you did!!!

"JeanneG" said...

A real cutie. I think you did a really good job. White is hard to do.

Jan said...

Thank you Christine and Jeanne, I'm looking at this again and really don't like it. It just doesn't look right to me & I don't know if I can fix it. I think I'll start over as soon as I get some time.

Horse Classifieds said...

Nice post! a real cutie i like it ...Thank you for sharing it.

Teresa said...

It's beautiful Jan... full of charm and appeal just the way a portrait should be.

Congrats!

cribs said...

Congratulations. That portrait is a well done job. I still can believe that you made it on your own. You are so good. I believe that you are a very talented artist.

Caroline Bray Art said...

This is just beautiful, Jan. There's so much character here as well as skill, well done!

Jan said...

Thank you Caroline for stopping by. It's especially gratifying since you're no slouch with your art! I like your current painting with the camouflaged face!