My friend Violette is having a new challenge over at her blog. I saw the post and thought I should do that. A couple years ago Misty Mawn did a January journaling challenge and I really learned a lot by doing a portrait every day. I still dawdled until I saw my friend Janet doing it too.
So on Wednesday I painted this lady. She was painted on red rosin paper which is such a fun surface to paint on. Red rosin paper comes in huge roles and you can get it at Lowes. It is used in the roofing industry but is a great art paper too.
It was after this I saw Janets post about not understanding that this was a self portrait challenge not a portrait challenge and I realized I made the same mistake. Well being the rebels that we are we are just going to do portraits. People always tell me my painting look like me anyways. I can see where I made my mistake as the title of Violette's post is 30 Day Portrait Challenge. Sure she mentions that they are self portraits in the post but I skipped right over that little detail. Anyways I am going to attempt to do portraits all month.
Here is today's portrait, I must have painted her dress three or four times and it kept getting worse. I get impatient with acrylic paints sometimes and try to paint on top of colors that really need to dry first. At these times I just give up and add paper.
To join in the challenge just head over to Violette's blog, there is a flickr group to share your work