Friday, February 22, 2008

My First Portrait Lesson

This is Stephanie, my beautiful daughter in law, in Hawaii during her wedding ceremony.

I had a wonderful learning experience with my new pastel portrait artist, Susan Carlin, at her new gallery/studio in La Villita. With her looking over my shoulder and giving guidance, I am happy with the way this turned out. Stephanie is really prettier than this, but I'm afraid to mess with it too much! I feel much more confident with pets, animals, and fur instead of skin tones. But I'm working on it!

This is very exciting learning new things and gaining confidence!

1 comment:

Susan Carlin said...

You did a great job on this portrait, Cathy. Can't wait to see what you paint next!
Love your new blog, by the way.
We'll have to learn together how to put the slideshows of our paintings on...