Monday, 31 March 2008
LITTLE GIRL IN THE BLUE HAT
Just got back from 4 lovely days with Anita sketching and painting together. One subject I dont feel confident about is portraiture so dont do it much but decided this year I was going to find time to practice. What was more appropriaite than doing so at Anitas, the mistress of this genre.
I sketched her in pencil from a print Anita took from the Wet Canvas Image Library. Hand looks a bit small. I asked for tips on Anita's unusual approach of putting in the shading first and finishing with a glow of a warm glaze. Anita also advised on colour mixing for the skin. Above is the result. She's a great tutor dont you think??! I do. Cant wait to start another but have two works to start well alone complete first.