Thursday, November 24, 2011

"Head Study 4"

Daniella
 6"x6", oil on gesso board

I am enjoying young people at the college. They are like humming birds in the fresh air.
I met Daniella at Pierce college art class I am taking this Fall. She is only 19 yrs old and so beautiful.
I thought I will do a quick study of her from a photo which I took.
Well! so much of quick study!
I was repainting over and over to capture my impression of her.  It is  almost impossible to capture just the essence  from the photograph without  copying the photo..
I had to stop here before I totaly scrub off  whole paiting out of  my frustration. At least I have something to revisit later to see what I was trying to achieve from this study.

7 comments:

Virginia Floyd said...

Glad to see you posting again. Sometimes painting is very frustrating, isn't it!

Victor Errington said...

I think your portraits are brilliant. It looks as though you have captured a wonderful charactor here. Well done. All the best HYE.
Vic.

HYE Y COH said...

My dear artist friends!!
Thank you so much for not forgetting me.
I missed you all. I will post something I am doing lately soon.

Lorraine Shirkus said...

So terrific to see a post again! I have no idea if this is an accurate portrait or if it captures Daniella's essence but as a painting, I think it's wonderful! It has so much energy and I love the sketchiness. It looks alive!
I'm also so impressed with your commitment to fitness. It inspires me to get to work on myself!

Anonymous said...

hello my beautiful world
hello everyone on this place!
i am Kate

Lorraine Shirkus said...

Hello Hye! I hope all is well with you and you continue to develop your work. Thanks so much for your new year's greeting and I wish you all the best in 2012 in life and in painting!

Julie Ford Oliver said...

fabulous - full of energy and vibration. Alive, is the proper word.