Saturday, May 17, 2008

Sadie On The Beach, Study in Watercolor

Sadie On The Beach
Study in Watercolor
15" x 22" Less margins




Cropped Version

The red is really showing in the hair which actually isn't that red. If I decrease the saturation, then the pink also is desaturated. I am still not pleased totally with the background or for that matter the likeness to Sadie but I am more pleased this time with the skin tones on her face.


3 comments:

Deborah A. Léger said...

Hi Ann, I love the cropped version. You're really getting those skin tones! The arm looks great, skintone wise, too. (Though, I think I liked the wispy hair in the previous ones.)

Deb

RHCarpenter said...

How are you painting the skintones, Ann, they look as clean and soft as porcelain!!! Beautiful work! I think you could lift a bit of the hair but you don't have to - I kind of like her with reddish hair (my latest baby portrait shows more red in the hair than is there, too - maybe our cameras like red?)

Ann Buckner said...

Thanks Deb and Rhonda! I appreciate your comments so much. I tried lifting the hair and change the color so if it is to work, I will have to use gesso and rework the painting. Instead though I will start a new one as I have a photo all picked out of a little Cherokee boy named Hawk!