Wednesday, January 21, 2009
Help! Please give constructive criticism!
So for a long time I've wanted to paint stuff that's actually important to me - like my girls, or babies, or moms with young kids. While I've enjoyed painting Italian scenes, I'm not making a lot of trips to Italy these days. I thought I should try a little closer to home. My life. So this is my first brave effort. I've never painted people before. What do you think? I think there might be something wrong with the tilt of her left eye. Please, please comment and tell me what you think. Specifics or generally. This is so far out of my comfort zone, and I could really use some input. I tried to be looser (less detailed, less like a photo, more artistic). Did it work? Does the whole unfinished/fade away look work? Meri did recognize herself by the way, so even though my little hairless beauty is dressed all in blue, she knew she was a girl. I actually have a competition I'm trying to enter - due by Feb 1st. Kinda running out of time. I don't think this is probably good enough to use but should I try another like it or give up and go back to what I usually do. I did have a lot more fun painting this though. Anyway, what do you think? And I won't be offended if you think it's very poor, it would actually help to know. Thanks!