Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Upside-down Portrait Technique

Mary, 10x8" oil
Painted Mary when she posed at the Venice Art Center last week.  Took a photo at each stage but wiped the painting out when I got home (images below).  It just wasn't Mary yet.  Fortunately, a snapshot of her posing was all I needed to set things right.  That and painting with both the snapshot and painting upside-down for hours.  Then right-side up again.  It's close, but still not as gorgeous as she really is.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Thanks Diane, it was a pleasure to have you do my portrait! I had a great time. It really turned out great! I love how you posted your process.

Mary Morris