Thursday, April 9, 2009

Down to the Knitty Gritty

jessdaythreeDay three – down to the knit picking part of portrait painting. You step back, you see a little something, you work it, you step back, you see a little…well, you get the idea. I learned something very important to me. In the studio, I have color correcting fluorescents…in the kitchen I have good old yellow light casting bulbs…you can see the difference and I couldn’t Photoshop out the yellow cast. If the wind weren’t blowing so hard, I would get it out to the studio and take a correct photo, but once inside, I am here for the rest of today. Now it’s on to the landscape for tonight's painting frenzy.

4 comments:

r garriott said...

A very nice portrait! She has such a lovely expression.

Vern Schwarz said...

Pattie, this is a gorgeous portrait, I love the warmth and the colours you've chosen...all done with great brushwork. Jessica will be thrilled!

Barbara Pask said...

Hi Patty, This is looking wonderful, what size is this? Might have missed that. I see why you wanted to paint this, love the light on her face.

Pattie Wall said...

Thanks guys! It is 12" x 16". It isn't a commission, BTW. I like the way it is looking...so far. I may need to visit it at least once more. I sit and look at it too much and start pulling it apart..before you know it, I'll do something that will change it too far..ya know?