Sunday, September 12, 2010

09/12/10 A Champion!!!

I am not totally pleased with the background but I will eventually figure it out!! I wanted this to be "Super Good" because Lindsay Coleman is such a really admirable person. She is a real motivator for all the children and teachers at Lakewood Elementary. Besides that she is a really nice person. This picture was taken after she had completed some sort of mud run! The background was "ho-hum" so I thought this phalo blue would be good. I got it all over myself and it just doesn't POP like I want. I had tried green and it looked like Christmas! Help!!!!!! I need suggestions.
Thank you for taking time to look at my blog. I'd really thank you if you gave me a super suggestion for my painting!

Portrait by Grant Schirpik

This is a portrait of my father I completed about a month ago. I was feeling down about my painting and just wasn't very inspired when I decided to do this one. I'm glad I did because I really enjoyed the experience of painting my father. I'm not sure how to explain it, but painting a portrait of someone you know is a unique experience and one I found quite challenging and rewarding. I am looking for an opportunity to paint other portraits, so please feel free to contact me if you are interested.