Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Changing direction

Up to now, a lot of my art work has been pretty conventional - head and shoulders - very detailed and viewed straight on. I wanted to try something a little different so searched for a suitable image of this beautiful young woman. Luckily, she had recently taken some really nice ones and as soon as I saw this image, I knew I'd found the ONE! A simple picture in black and white, over exposed on the right side it suited my purposes totally. So little detail really - compared with my previous drawings and yet works wonderfully. I love it - hope you do too!

1 comment:

  1. Hi Penny! Your daughter Nicola sent me to this blog - cuz I've also been sort of working on portraits - art.aliciaraya.com - and I must say, you are a true master!!!!! We were discussing the fact that being even a milimetre off can skew a whole person's identity, and am wondering how you get around that problem? anyhow I love your work you have obviously been at it for a very long time & are uber gifted to boot. cheers!