Thursday, July 19, 2012

My Creative Space

I finished my paintings yesterday! I'm sure you're all thinking "finally! This is the last post about them!" Which would be true. I'm sealing them with a gloss acrylic sealant today (to give the water a nice shine and even out the gloss and matte media I used) and gifting them to my sister-in-law over the weekend. I can't wait to see her reaction!

Without further ado, here are the photos:
I'm really, really happy with the boys; I think they turned out great. Jaden... well, her little face is the size of a quarter, so it was hard to get her to be recognizable. And her skin tone is darker than the boys, which was hard to replicate. Luckily, I chose a recognizable photo / pose, so my sister-in-law will definitely know who it is.

I'm really proud of myself for having completed these - and not just because I'll be giving a handmade gift. I haven't had any formal training since grade 10 art class, and these are my very first realistic portrait paintings. So, considering, I think they're pretty awesome! I particularly love the way the water turned out (though I could have added another 14 layers to it - so much fun!) and the trees in Jaden's landscape.

What do you think?

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H20works said...

Great job on all of these, Amanda! Love the textures, esp. in the water! :)

Angie said...

Congratulations on finishing your first realistic portraits!! After you put that gloss sealer on them, the colour is going to be even more pretty :)