3.07.2009

More Faces




These were fun! - they're acrylic with gesso texture on watercolor paper. Here's the assignment: On the top, a brown under-painting with color dry brushed over it. Next, vivid colors. Then a high-key painting with neutral colors mixed from complements & white. And finally a low-key painting which has many colors, but all very neutral with grays and no value lighter than a 3... (okay I sort of cheated with the eyes.) They're all stylized, which I love doing :) I think I'm getting the hang of acrylics, but I still feel a little out of control when I'm painting, like I just don't know how things are going to turn out (or even if they'll turn out sometimes.) So I've got a lot more practicing to do.

But I'm happy with these :)

10 comments:

Stephen James. said...

You have a really cool color sense. Rock on.

jess smart smiley said...

Rad. The gesso textures are fun, too!

Carole said...

I love the first and the second one.

Dam Ferreira said...

wow..

beautiful colors
your style and trace are very good
Congratulations!!

( sorry my terrible english!)

lorelay bove said...

great paintings I like the first one the most!

Eric Orchard said...

really wonderful.

Ty Carter said...

These are rad! I love the color transitions! Nice work

Aaron said...

these are looking amazing Becca great job!!

Jared Wortley said...

Nice work!

Y-comform^^♥♥♥the best is yet to come!!♥♥♥ said...

beautiful