Sunday, July 5, 2009

Fresh Paint!

I worked all weekend on a new oil painting. Friday I had the day off and my BFF Theresa and I got together and painted. I had already started this painting and was anxious to make more progress. Theresa and I had a relaxing time painting together. We have to do this more often. We usually scrapbook together, but since she oil paints too we decided to change it up a little. Am I ever glad that we did! We painted most of the afternoon and after she left I continued to work until late Friday night.

Despite the poor lighting as I lost the natural light, I continued to work until bed time. When I woke up on Saturday morning I just couldn't help myself. I had to get out the brushes and paint again. Hey, I was on a roll, what can I say. I painted until around noon when I had to run some errands. When I got back home I cooked dinner and didn't get back at it until after dinner. By this time the light was poor and I didn't make too much progress. I mostly worked on fine tuning some of the details of the face. I just couldn't leave it alone!

Today, however I worked on my painting all day and I am so happy that I finished. This painting is a tribute to my late sister, Marlene. She died at the young age of 45 from late stage cervical cancer and I miss her very much. I really wanted this piece to reflect her beauty and my love for her. I am pleased with the results.

I hope that you enjoy my art work and welcome any comments or criticism, as this is only my second oil painting. I am still learning how to properly mix and apply color and this was quite a challenge. But it is done! Yeah!!!


Anonymous said...

i know nothing bout oil painting but...WOW! Looks incrediable to me!

BriteCloud said...

OMG, Heidi!! That is incredible! Beautiful! I've only seen a couple of pics of your sister and even I can see the likeness. Girl, you need to quit your job and make a living out of your talents!

Anonymous said...

Oh my goodness Heidi! You clearly have a natural talent here!

Jenny B in Indy said...

Love it!

Deanna said...

You are awesome!

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