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Mikey
04-26-2005, 11:40 AM
Acrylics on 32 x 24 inch canvas

I'm wanting to go over a number of my older acrylic paintings to see if I can improve them for the show at the end of May. I put Sweetheart in the Little Blue Dress up on the wall and knew that she was a must. I've gone over the face again completely with a few other touches.

The first photo as is she is now, and the second as she was. The third is the whole painting as she is now. The mouth is actually at the correct angle, but I am thinking of softening and lightening the lips. I now see that the chin needs reshaping for more roundness and the shadow on her left side is the same colour and tone as the neck which unfortunately makes her chin look as if it is the wrong shape on that side.

Do you see anything else which would improve the painting? Should I smooth out the colours on her left cheek?

Mikey

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/26-Apr-2005/28043-sweetheart_reprise_cu.jpg

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/26-Apr-2005/28043-sweetheart_CU.jpg

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/26-Apr-2005/28043-sweetheart_reprise.jpg

Gilberte
04-26-2005, 02:04 PM
Good Mikey.
You seem to know exactly where you're going with this one ...

Bevahlee
04-26-2005, 03:19 PM
she is captivating, Mikey. A little reflected light needed on the dark side of the head and background.

Mikey
04-26-2005, 03:41 PM
Thanks Gilberte. I'm much happier with this one now.

Hi Bev, I might just put a little bit of light into the area above the chin, lower cheek on her left.

Mikey

Spyderbabe
04-26-2005, 03:55 PM
I dont remember her. It's a great portrait.

Mikey
04-26-2005, 04:31 PM
Thanks Kathleen. It was a fair way back.

Mikey

Esmeralinda
04-26-2005, 08:03 PM
From your post in OCF, I was curious to come in WIP to see Sweetheart.

:clap: SHE IS SO BEAUTIFUL :clap:

You have a great talent with Asian women :confused: :wink2:

Bravo Mikey, she is lovely. One little little nit pic (as Gilberte would size it), and only if you think it is worth it; but I think the shadow is too dark between her breasts ???

laketrees
04-26-2005, 08:50 PM
Great pose and wonderful expression...I think the left cheek is fine....good to see you're back online.... :clap:
cheers kim

Mikey
04-27-2005, 07:06 AM
Many thanks Linda. I think this must have been posted originally before you joined WetCanvas, but I don't remember. You are probably right about the shadow, although I am reluctant to touch it at this stage for fear of messing it up. My inexperince with painting breasts and cleavages might show, which may be why I left it dark.

Thanks Kim. I am pleased to get this result with acrylics.

Mikey