Wednesday, February 20, 2013

Almost there....

I have finally reached a point where I can say that I am content with this little guy's facial colouring. It may not be as bold as it could have been however, it is painted as boldly as I could muster. This is the first portrait that I have attempted on my own, and I have learned a lot.

The clothing is blocked in with the first coat. The background is done! The boat has had its first coat.

I have challenged my.self to paint every one of our grandchildren. I sincerely hope that I live long enough to do so...haha!

So...this is where I am right now. I wish I could speed up this process a little, but I can only paint on my days off. Six more portraits to go!!!


  1. I really like the cap and the angle as he's concentrating on the toy in his hand. Nicely done and I realize you're not finished yet.

  2. Thank you! Unfortunately, I cannot get a photograph that shows the colour correctly. I am beginning to see the end now, but I have a way to go.

  3. I love learning a new skill and succeeding at it as you have with your painting. It's so empowering!

  4. It is empowering! I am such a coward though... But I have stepped out of my comfort zone, and have learned lots. I won't be as timid with the next portrait...maybe!