I am still working away on this large portrait. About 50% there I think. It's one thing to paint and quite another to try and get a good likeness. Whew, what a challenge! I am determined to finish this for the grand opening of my new gallery Inside Out: Accessible Art. (Please like their facebook page!) Also I have already ordered the frame. No stopping now!
One thing I am learning is that art that I find sophisticated looking has a secret ingredient...
whichever way you spell it.
I took a painting I like by John Pototschnik and used a color generator to see a color palette of what colors are in the painting. I was quite amazed at how "grayed" down most of the colors were.
As I'm working on this painting, I am finding that in order to get the color right I have to add a lot of gray. For those of you who are artists, I'm sure you already knew this secret.
Wish me luck in getting this one done!
On a side note: I downloaded the free picture editing program GIMP. It offers many more editing options that picassa. I am really liking using it.