Friday, March 21, 2008

Here's a little 5 x 7 acrylic that I'm happy with. I don't think I'll paint over it. I finished it 3/17/08. I worked hard on the background to put a lot of colors in it. Also,I used a projector to trace the pattern in the background from a picture.

Monday, March 17, 2008

Here's the Democrat I promised, an 8 x 10 in acrylic of Hillary Clinton. Below is the photograph I used.
I enjoyed doing the hair and the red suit. I had a hard time with the skin. It looks like her makeup is badly applied. I need to get some more information on how to do that right...also more practice.

Saturday, March 1, 2008

It's really hard to take a picture of a page out of Time Magazine without glare. In my effort to adjust the color and contrast to minimize the glare, I overdid it a bit. I will post a picture of my painting alone below. This is John McCain, my first attempt to paint a man. Men are harder to paint than women.

I see that with McCain and Laura Bush I have painted two Republicans. I will try to find a Democrat to paint to balance things out.

This is the scanned version. It's more true to color.