Saturday, May 8, 2010

I Hate Mondays (Pictorial)

So, this is my first Pictorial. Hope you guys enjoy it. This is my first painting that I was somewhat asked to do. My twin sister ( which I'm sure you will meet in the future)wanted something that she could hang in her office. It was either I Hate Mondays or Thank God for Fridays. ( maybe she'll get the other, one of theses days ) :) Not sure if I like the background of the painting but, I guess we'll see  if it grows on me within the next few days ?
First,  I sketched and outlined the pictured I wanted to paint on a 9x12 canvas.
 I used these 2 colors to shade and color her face. These are the watercolor pencils that I usually use for most of my painting. They are great to use for skin tone. The pencils don't have the name of the colors on them but,
It was a tan color that I used for shading

The light and dark green pencils were used to color the shirt and the yellow and gold for the earrings.

I used I dark orange and yellow orange for the hair. ( I must say that I really like the Green and Orange together)

Now, just add some water to the brush and fill in all the colored places.( except the face ) I also went ahead and colored the background purple.

Oh, almost forgot the eyes I used the same color I used for the shirt to color the eyes.

I added some text to the background and some pink circles and some other details and there you have it! My I Hate Mondays !


Mrs H said...

What a brilliant painting, would look just right in my office :)

Jenny Lee Wentworth said...

Hi Trena!

I'm glad to meet you! It's so much fun to make these artsy connections with each other. I love the personality of your girls. I'm excited for class too and hope to get to know you better. Wishing you a Happy Mothers Day!

Diane said...

Hi Trena, I'm your newest follower. I see that you just started this blog in April--great start. I love your art piece and how you showed the process, plus your mixed media painting from your last post is very cool--love it!!--I'll be looking forward to your future posts.

Robin Norgren-Well of Creations said...

Loving your work! popping in from the Flying Lessons e-course. -Robin