Friday, April 9, 2010

Latest Painting

Hi folks!
Here is the almost finished painting that I blogged about last week. The dark and gloomy weather of the past few days finally cleared up long enough for me to take a photo.
It is inspired by the movie 'The Snow Walker', which was fantastic! this is my loose interpretation of the Inuit girl named Kanaalaq. 
After not painting any portraits for almost 4 months, I had a hard time getting this one right. In the movie, the girl has pale skin and rosy cheeks, that's what gave me trouble. Looking at it now, I wonder if the cheeks are too pink? I was hoping to make her look younger as well. Hey, at least I finally did it, so it goes to show you, no matter how long you have been in an art slump, or unmotivated,  it can all come back. It wasn't a good feeling sitting back and watching others create, while I found excuse after excuse for not painting.
I'm almost embarrassed to admit that I did a blog post about staying motivated, lol! I will have to look that one up, and take my own advice :-D


 One little piece of advice to my fellow artists, double check before you wood burn an image, that the eyes are even, haha!  I was finished painting the face, when I noticed one eye seemed higher than the other. What a huge pain in the butt to redo!

28 comments:

Kathy L said...

two thumbs up. She turned out beautiful!
k

Lisa said...

Absolutely gorgeous. I'll have to check out the movie! (Snow white owls were my favorites when I was younger.)

Hah - and good to know re: the woodburning. I'll have to remember that if I ever try it out!

slommler said...

She is fabulous!!
Hugs
SueAnn

Poetic Artist said...

I like her she is wonderful. I like the owl also. Glad your coming out of that slump.

Patience said...

Well done!

Ayala Art said...

I like the shiny metallic paint in the background, really nice

Fotf said...

I think you did a great job Betty plus unless we've seen the film we aren't going to be making the comparisson that you did. Loving the owl of course :)

Rosemary said...

Like it!

Marlene said...

She is great! Glad you are getting more motivated to paint. Also I received my little 7 card draw card and will go post about it in the thread in a bit.

Flor Larios Art said...

Very Nice...like it!

Sue said...

I think this painting is wonderful! Beautiful figure and love the owl!

Hee - I have the same problem in getting the eyes even when I sculpt. That ole mirror gets a lot of use
checking them out.

Sue

Julie-ann Bowden said...

She looks amazing, totally fabulously beautiful!
I can't see her eyes are uneven.
You always make me go wow! When I see you're art! This one is a hill of WOWS!

Hugs!

Julie

Julia Christie said...

Betty,
Fabulous - I love your art! The owl is so well done too! She is really beautiful.

Smiles

risa said...

Wonderful work! Wouldn't change a thing!

Sandy Michelle said...

WOW! She is one of my favs to date! I think her cheeks are fine! Did you get some snow yesterday? We were shocked by it and even more surprised at the hot weather that returned today!

Hugs!
Sandy

Kathleen said...

Very fun!

Tammie said...

This is wonderful and I love the owl on her shoulder. I have not seen that movie for a long time, I may have see it again. I have been noticing that when I put a drawing on the web I see it with new eyes, things I never see when it is on my lap.

Art by Sascalia said...

She is gorgeous and so is the owl! Wonderful!! X

LiveArt said...

soooo beautiful!!

Nicola said...

Absolutely gorgeous! I love her and I think she is perfect! Thanks for posting her as I feel like I'm in a bit of an art slump at the moment and there's so much going on in my life that I haven't been able to be as creative as I normally would be, it's very frustrating, But good to know that my motivation will come back :0)

Faerie Moon Creations said...

This is just amazing!!!! Wonderful job. I really do need to check out this movie now. Theresa :)

Jonny J Petros said...

Beautiful painting her face is very soft. I love all your sketches also.Sincerely Jonny

MyPinkTurtle said...

What a beauuuuuuuuutiful painting! Love the style you used to do this image, almost life-like. Love it!

Artistic Accents by Darla said...

Oh my! She's just lovely!!

patk860 said...

ohhh i just love her! really enjoy your sketches too!

Zom said...

I think the pink cheeks are perfect. That is how your cheeks get in the cold snow.

Pam of Always Artistic said...

She is beautiful! That movie looks really good, I will have to add it to my list to watch for!

readingsully2 said...

Love this and I love owls.