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Sunday, August 3, 2008

Oil Portrait, step 3

After a few more days of painting, Stephanie's portrait is coming along. In a few days, I can start her tattoos. I have more to do on the background--soften the "artwork" and edges, adjust some of the color.

11 comments:

Manon Doyle said...

It's looking great Peggi!

nina kuriloff said...

it is looking marvelous!

Judy V said...

Peggi, love that you are working in oils and this looks great. Anxious to see how you put the tatoos on. So glad to hear from you and so anxious to have lunch soon. Visited your "my space" and loved your music and the set up of it all....my my my how DO you find the time to organize your life so well. Judy V.

Abby Creek Art said...

Looks beautiful, Peggi...I love the background in this one too.

Peggi Habets Studio said...

Manon, Nina, Judy and Linda,
Thanks for the encouragement! I think it's coming along. I did find that I worked much tighter than I would have in watercolor. I think it has to do with being unfamiliar with a new medium, more cautious I guess. Does anyone know a good way to photograph oil paintings? I find it so much harder than watercolor because of the shine.

Cathy Gatland said...

This is a beautiful portrait, you certainly have captured a gentle quality. I'm glad to have found your blog and thanks for visiting mine!

Anonymous said...

Peggi, not sure how you photograph your art. I take my oil canvass outside on a gray day (never sunny) and lean it against something secure. I dont use an artificial light source. You can do this inside also, again, no sun or light. How do you photograph your watercolor paintings? Maybe someone has a better idea?

Peggi Habets Studio said...

Cathy, Thanks for stopping by. I enjoyed the watercolors on your blog. Never heard of the watercolor brush pens before. Exciting stuff. Something new to add to my (ever growing) birthday list! Annon-Shooting watercolors is easy becasue there is no glare. When I tried shooting my oil paintings, I kept getting glare on one part of the painting. I think, though, it may have been too bright of a day. I'll keep experimenting. Thanks!!!

Chris Bolmeier said...

Very nice portrait! I always take photos of my art outside as well. Overcast days are good for this.
Chris

Peggi Habets Studio said...

I reshot this portrait and had great success by following the advice of others. A grey day on a covered porch was perfect and I was amazed (and excited) that there was no glare. Thanks Annon (100 swallows?) and Chris.

Rebecca said...

Lovely. You have amazing skill and a great sense of color.