Tuesday, 1 May 2012

FACE-IT #12




#130
Today was a hard day at the office! Funny how some days run smoothly and others days, like today, are a struggle! Grrrh ! I wiped back twice and made myself take more breaks.......got there in the end........ Phew!

7 comments:

Azra said...

There is alot of emotion in this womans face,maybe a hard life.I think its why you had a hard time portraying such strong vibes.You got there...this is a portrait filled with feelings!!
I have tears in my eyes looking at this,and for art to evoke emotion is the ultimate goal.

Mary Sheehan Winn said...

you caught the expression of "a hard day at the office" in this one. Great mugshots.

Alice Andreini said...

You sense of plane and form is really good. I identify with you regarding the bad painting days...seems like my entire week was taken up with struggles. that is why I like the consistency of trying to paint every day...you get through the bad patches

Nora MacPhail said...

Visiting you blog is always such a treat! You've been painting up a storm!! Lots of fantabulous portraits.

Angela said...

Those eyes those sad lonely eyes. You did them well

Karen Johnston Daily Paintings said...

You did well Helen...I think this is fabulous, plenty of character...she looks totally tired and fed up!! Like I feel after a bad days painting!!

Maria Hock said...

Love this one! The skin tones and the forlorn look on her face! Very nice