Monday, September 13, 2010

Girl In Pink Hat

girl wearing pink hat, originally uploaded by kquilts.

The month of September is the one year mark from when I started taking acrylic painting class. During that year I have painted two still lifes, a landscape, a floral-close up and my daughter in laws cat. I have been trying to vary my projects so I get instruction on a lot of different types of painting, so I decided I needed to learn how to paint people- faces so that I could say I had tried portraits. This one was painted during the late spring course of the class. I am a slow painter, and most of this was done during class time which is two hours a week. She is not anyone I know. I got the reference photo off of the image library at WetCanvas. After painting this I realized the little girl looks amazingly like one of my cousins.

I am currently painting an ocean sunset scene and should be finished with it soon.

My other news is that I have signed up for a local class on watercolor painting. I have waited for a year for this class and when it was available last winter I could not sign up for it. A good thing I didn't because of other things happening in my life I would have missed quite a bit of it. You will be seeing some of the watercolor class work soon.


Krista Meister said...

Karen, this is a lovely portrait! You are doing well in acrylics. I have not had the courage to try it yet. Good luck on your watercolor classes and can't wait to see what you create.

Karen said...

I didn't think anyone had seen it. Thank you Krista. Acrylics are nice because you can always paint over areas you don't like.