Betty (redirect)

No, this doesn’t look anything like the sketch in the previous post.  Betty has very soulful eyes, and although the previous image carries with it a touching story, it failed to capture the essence that her eyes normally possess.  Betty is the wise older woman to Addie’s imp.  Betty is the regal queen to Addie’s courtContinue reading “Betty (redirect)”

Addie (underpainting)

There is this odd hesitation that I have between the sketch and the underpainting, as though it’s not just the quick, playful application of paint to map out the colors.  Ah, well; it’s mapped out now, and I can start to apply the real paint.  Background will change to a deep red to help theContinue reading “Addie (underpainting)”

Addie (sketch)

Sometimes I’m impatient and start painting before the sketch is well laid out, and those are the paintings where I waste a lot of time standing back from the easel and looking at proportions and shapes and comparing to the photo and just basically driving myself crazy. This will not be one of those.