Sunday, October 31, 2010

UNDECIDED!




I finished this piece and started another.  I wanted to see the lines more varied and less prominent.  I messed up the ink lines on the second piece.  Now I have to figure out what to do to camouflage  the bad drawing.  I have set it aside while I ruminate.  In the meantime, I am doing the exercises in a very old 
Charles Reid book on portraiturePortrait Painting in Watercolor.  His style has changed quite a bit over the years.  This portraits in this earlier book seem more impressionistic.  They seem simple! Ha!  Simple is never easy. 

6 comments:

Kathy said...

Your ability to render the pensive mood is superb!! I really like these pieces, and the wrinkled texture supports your concept so well. What's next??

RHCarpenter said...

Myrna, can you remind me how you are starting these wonderful painting - and Bleeding Hearts? I think you laid down paper first and then gessoed over that? Or is the paper over the gesso? I went back and looked at Bleeding Hearts and I am not surprised that it was an award winner!!

Myrna Wacknov said...

Thanks for the kind words, Kathy. I have already started thinking about "what's next". I will start a new series in January and it will move from portraits to figures and I will be exploring pattern and working with a grid.

Myrna Wacknov said...

Rhonda, I will post my process tonight! Thanks for asking.

Dan Kent said...

Your color scheme on these is just beautiful!

Myrna Wacknov said...

Hi Dan, Nice to hear from you. The colors are pretty strong. Acrylic inks have a more limited palette. I stuck with yellow orange, magenta, thalo blue and walnut, white and metallic gold.

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