Friday 20 May 2011

Meet Red-haired Raylene

I was lucky enough this week to take a workshop at Art From the Heart, taught by the amazing Dyan Reavely.  We learned several techniques to paint faces in a whimsical style, and Raylene here is the canvas I painted during the class. 

Originally, the background of my canvas was a pale blend of yellow and the rust colour I used on her hair.  When I got home, I took a good long look at it and decided I didn't like the background, so I've had a play about on the computer, trying various different colour schemes.  I have decided that this reworked version in shades of blue is by far my favourite and am much happier with the result!  I may yet get the blue paint out and risk repainting the original! :)


misteejay said...

Sounds like you had a great time Dan.

Blue is certainly a good background colour for this image - fab project.

Toni :o)

ScrappyDandyDoo said...

its fabby - I love it with the blue background :D
Julie xx

Soraya said...

very nice job! like the blue and the contrast it makes with the red hair. Yellow may not been the best match for this project.


flutterbycrafter said...

Your whimsical lady looks wonderful Dan. I thoroughly enjoyed the day and I thought everyone did a fantastic job. Ann xx

Sue in CT said...

Sounded like you enjoyed the class. I do like the blue background. This looks like some of those paintings in the art gallery. Who knows...someday it may sell for thousands....Raylene by the Artist "Dan". I can see it now....and to think we found you first. (Wonder if we all can charge a finders fee?) Ok, Ok, I will hold off on the management team (don't they all have managers or is that only singers?)and all the bookings for a little while but lets not wait too long. You may paint over a priceless art piece.

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