Monday, May 11, 2009

Daily Practice - Another Take on Little Miss Priss

Here is the last portrait of Little Miss Priss. I think this one turned out better - in some ways - than the one below. I also like parts of the other one better. You just never know how these things are going to turn out. Am I overjoyed with either one? Ummm, no, but you knew that. I can (and will) do a far better job on the next portrait. Again, so glad her mother will not be seeing this. 

On a totally different note, I found out today that I was awarded a Merit Award for "Cherries in Crystal"! There was a very unfortunate breakdown in communications and I was not notified of the award - I read about it in the paper, so, I'm sure you can imagine my surprise! If you would like to see the artwork, you can click on this link. Now that the excitement has worn off, it's back to the studio. 

9 comments:

  1. I'm really taken by this painting of Little Miss Priss! The eyes really grab my attention, and the lips look so real. I also couldn't help but smile at the way you've captured her hair - just a little bit tossled. The skin tones are quite nice. Overall I think it is a beautiful painting.

    Congratulations on your award for the cherries in Crystal. I took a peek and that is a lovely painting -- so wonderful in capturing the light, shadows, and the look of crystal. What a wonderful surprise to be recognized for it.

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  2. I am trying to be critical but just can't. This portrait is lovely, the eyes are so engaging and that mouth, Oh My Goodness. So sweet.

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  3. Yeah!!! Congratulations...I checked out the painting and it's beautiful. You know...because I was born on George Washington's birthday, I have a special thing for cherries, and your banner is what first caught my eye the first time I visited your blog! (Seems you have a special thing for them too...they are always so beautiful when you paint them.)

    Also...I see the differences in the painting...amazing...so subtle, but they give an entirely different feel (age, much younger,...and innocence, even sweeter). I'm glad you've shown the differences.

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  4. Thanks, Claire, Pat, and Kelly!

    The changes on Miss Priss are subtle but she now looks like the baby she really is rather than a toddler.

    Thanks also for your congrats on the award - winning was certainly a surprise!

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  5. YAY!!!!! I’m doing the happy dance for you! Your crystal glass is perfect! Congratulations!

    As to the baby, she is so sweet - I want to take her home! Sigh... your daily practice is something that would take me weeks to do, but it is so fun to watch what you create every day.

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  6. Oh my, she is just a doll. You have so much adorable personality built in. Love it!!!

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  7. CONGRATS on the "Cherries in Crystal" award! It's a gorgeous painting. Good for you!!!

    I love the baby portrait! Her skin is beautiful and you've captured a lot of expression in her eyes. I'll offer one thought for you to consider.... perhaps soften the line on her bottom lip. Leaving it slightly undefined gives a softer, more believable look (even if you do see a defined line in your original). That said, I'm off to work on a portrait and try to take my own advice! ;-)

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  8. Thank you Krista, Teri, and Teresa!

    Thanks, Melissa, and thanks for stopping by! I've been fussing with her a bit more as there are some flat areas that I see now that I've posted it.

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