Sunday, November 23, 2008

"The Second Bite" and Portrait Swap

I ate the first bite before I even noticed it had found its way into my mouth! Had to hold back so I could get the second bite painted! Had to move into bigger format as I have run out of 8" x 5" canvases - can't remember what size this is but its a little larger. I have a lot of unstretched canvas and I have been thinking about getting some boards cut and then stretching the canvas over the boards as a way to be able to go on painting until my ordered canvases arrive. I remember someone sent me instructions on how to do that but I can't remember where I put them. Then again someone gave me the name of a store that might, just might, have canvases for sale - hoping to get there this week to take a look.

I've been taking part in the portrait swap on WetCanvas and decided to try out a different medium. This is charcoal on Rives. Was pleased that it came out looking like my victim but is not quite how I had imagined the final result. Need some practice with charcoal portraits.


Anonymous said...

hi Anita! that cheesecake is YUMMY, nice work. the portrait is lovely, very expressive

best, Anne

Stacy said...

Anita, may I politely request that you paint some vegetables and fruits? Because all the yummies you are painting lately are making me hungry for stuff that isn't friendly to my waistline. Of couorse, painting portraits helps. They can be fabulous without making me hungry. ;)

Anonymous said...

You are skipping right along.
You have captured the moist topping to the point that I want to take my finger to the painting.

It has been a while since I have had cheesecake... might be just the pick me up needed. You are certainly getting your energy from somewhere.
I have enjoyed the daily painting here.

Costescu said...

I really like the portrait, it looks so soft and smooth & full of mischief, very nice :)

Anita said...

Anne - Thank you for commenting. I'm a huge admirer of your work.

Stacy - I would be happy to if I could get any! The only vegetables I have seen have been frozen ones - and refrozen and refrozen!

Robin - nothing beats a really good cheesecake - I make a great lemon cheesecake.

Cotescu - thank you!

Jeanette said...

Oh yeah, this is working. Love the colours and how rich it looks. Darn it, now I want cheesecake!!

The portrait is beautiful. There's a lot of life it this. I think charcoal is your friend.

Art De Bustillos said...

No complaints here, I think the portrait turned out amazing! So very glad that you did it! Thank you!!!

Anita said...

Jeanette - charcoal was a learning experience. The cheescake was easier!

Kim - so glad you like it!!!

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