Tuesday, July 26, 2011
Her hands were challenging for me because of the way she was holding them, one resting inside the other with the light focusing more on one than the other.
And now, on to the stairs.The complicated pattern of the carpet on these stairs was not easy to paint in Julia's portrait so I cannot imagine them getting any easier this time around. Perhaps I'll paint tonight when I get home.
Thursday, July 21, 2011
The dress is identical to the one that was worn by Sofia's sister, Julia, for her portrait on the same stairs. Matching dresses worn in matching portraits of two young sisters - how fun! The hands are next.
Tuesday, July 19, 2011
Monday, July 18, 2011
Saturday, July 16, 2011
The eyes tell so much about a person. Especially when they belong to a little person who doesn't worry about who she is and is very comfortable just being herself. Young and confident. Not afraid to look you in the eye. With a summer week spent enjoying out of town guests, I knew that opportunities in front of my easel would be limited. It was very satisfying to set a small painting goal for myself, to paint just the eyes, and then accomplish that goal.
Wednesday, July 6, 2011
|Enchanted II, oil on canvas, 16x20,|
Rita Salazar Dickerson (c)2011
Saturday, July 2, 2011
Friday, July 1, 2011
When I painted the first twin's red shawl I knew it was going to be powerful because it was red. This yellow one seemed alright but definitely not as dramatic. Now, I take it back. I cannot believe how this color of yellow makes the painting pop. The hat and the earring are exciting yes, but where would they be without this yellow shawl to compliment them? I can hardly wait to paint her skirt and bracelet.