Friday, May 08, 2009

Easter Aubrey WIP II


I made some time this morning to add to this, I just had to make her look less like a ghost child. I strengthened the modeling shadows and glazed another layer of skin color and started on the hair. It helps that she, in real life, has hair the color of quin burnt orange, how cool is that?

There is still much to be done with her before I begin the foliage fine-tuning; if I can't finish her to my liking there is no need to go on to the foliage! So far, so good.

PS...the first WIP photo was taken early this morning inside, thus the yellowish tinge. I should have corrected the white balance for that but I didn't. This photo was taken outside and more truly reflects the true colors of the painting so far.

4 comments:

Vicki Greene said...

I have pulled up a chair in the front row and am waiting. This is going to be wonderful and I can't believe she has grown so much.

Watercolors by Susan Roper said...

Vicki, wish me luck with this one! The moment they sent me the photo from Easter I knew I had to paint it, it is a beautiful moment!

I can't believe how much she has grown, either.

RHCarpenter said...

Yes, she's a young lady now! Can't wait to see this one, Susan. I've got my chair pulled up, too, plus a snack...

Watercolors by Susan Roper said...

Thanks Rhonda! I am glad you brought a snack and hope there is enough for Vicki as I fear my time to work on this is fading fast. I am itching to get back to it, though, so I may have to just make time to work on it. If not, I will take that along on our trip to work on.