My plans of painting women I admire got put on hold :-(
This is this weeks DPW Challenge which is my main stay for now it looks like!
There is a lot written about this person. Some say she died at age 25, the Native Indians say she lived to be 100 years old.
I have downsized my web sight for a short while,
For now I'm just using my blog so it's here to follow!
This weekend DPW Challenge was to take a black and white photo,
or use theirs (which I did) and give it unexpected colors. It was fun, I'm
not sure if I did what she wanted, but I do try to follow instructions!
I keep telling myself to paint more neatly, I always start out really neatly! But, somewhere along the way I start needling and needling neatly is impossible!
This is a preliminary sketch. I wasn't sure where to begin since there are no known photos of this very special and famous person and very little accurate information about her so diving in helps. This way I can see some things that might be really fun to paint. This is my made up version. I'll share more as I work on her. If you haven't figured out who she is already you can always check back to see as I go along! It's fun to cut loose from the 'always trying to learn how to do something' direction and just be creative!
I painted cups, just because they are the hardest things for me to paint so it never hurts to get in the practice! I also love it when The DPW Challenge comes out on a Friday or Saturday! Then I can work on it during the weekend and paint other things during the week! It somehow seems less stressful that way!
Carol Marine gave us a mountain scene she had taken and asked us to change some things in it. Such an interesting challenge, I loved it! I only wish I had more time to work on it, do another one a little neater but this is this weeks so here it is!
I really wanted to get back to doing people. This was supposed to be A Chunky Challenge for DPW. Chunky meaning simplifying the values and colors but I got all caught up in painting it and didn't stop when I should of!
I wanted to practice some more with the DPW Challenge to paint something black and white and maybe gray.
This challenge could really be fun if I hadn't chosen such a
hard still life to paint! I actually painted three of these! My limit, I used to paint over and over until I finally figured it out! It's better to move on, I do love to paint animals and people though. For some reason still life is really hard for me and I admire people who are good at it!