Thursday, 27 April 2017

Thursday Journal with Neet

This week it's portraits, oh dear, not my favourite subject but one I need to practice on. In 2011 I started a 'face' journal. There are four faces in it, which means not even one a year.
For this week I started with the large one and there must be ten layers of paint on her face as I just couldn't get it right. The other one is a quickie after I had given up on the other one. Embrace your mistakes you are told, so here they both are, mistakes and all. I must practice getting the eyes right, they always seem to be staring. The bottom one's face is too long and she looks a bit surprised to find herself in my Dylusions journal, my other one is very small, you know the one with the four faces in.
The backgrounds were already painted, and are adjacent to each other.
Off to see what Neet has done.


Neet said...

They are both fine. The first one is very whimsical and whimsical faces should look like that. I presume that was the look you were aiming for, it is what I try to do. In fact I have changed the eyes on mine for the first time this week. Now to go and see if they are "staring" as you call it with regards to yours.
I guess you can only improve with keep trying so when I have done a full journal of faces I might be happy with my attempts. I so need to do more.
I think you are being a bit too harsh on yourself.
Hugs, Neet xx

chrissie said...

Your faces and bodies are terrific Wendy. Wish I could do half as well

Love Chrissie xx

froebelsternchen Susi said...

Terrific paintings Wendy! Just great!

Heather said...

Portraits are a nightmare for me and I avoid them at all costs. I think the eyes of yours are good. Maybe I should stop avoiding them and try harder and then I might do one as good as yours.

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