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Saturday, August 27, 2011

The next 100 Paintings Challenge - figures and portraits! #1


I participated in the first 100 PC a while ago. It was such an incredible learning experience for me and proved to be an excellent 'tutor'. My skill in using water colours certainly improved hugely! I am happy with my landscapes and still life, but have always shied away from figures and portraits.  This time I have set a very specific challenge for myself from today....to paint figures and portraits using water colours. I will be posting all my pencil sketches and of course my water colours as I go along as a way of sharing my journey of learning. I did my first one today and realised that making the commitment to the 100 paintings challenge is just what I need to do this.
I have started by using the paintings of figures and portraits of other artists as reference pictures. This is the first one:




7 comments:

Dora said...

Brinda, that's a great beginning. Good luck in your new challenge!

Cheri said...

Brinda, Great Start. I too am on the same journey

Teri C said...

Congratulations Brinda. This is just beautiful!

Brinda said...

Thanks Dora, Cheri and Teri! Lets see how far I get.

Cheri said...

Brinda, where are you getting your subjects from?

MEliz said...

Welcome back Brinda! Great idea for the challenge. I look forward to seeing your work. What artists are you looking at?

Brinda said...

Thanks Cheri and MEliz. I found a book featuring an Indian artist called Fernandez. He specializes in figures, primarily using oils!