Saturday, August 29, 2009

Umbrella Girls, WIP New Detail

The complete painting (previous version) is several posts below but here is a new detail as of last night. I'm having trouble getting a good photo. My next task is to alter the fearful facial expression -- I think both my girls were enjoying the rainy night and the cool wind sweeping past them. Remember, this is Texas... we love our rain, when we get it! 20 x 16 oil/canvas, Not for Sale.

15 comments:

Caio Fernandes said...

with or without a good photo , we can see how good is this painting !

Camille LaRue Olsen said...

Bless you, C.F.! I'm enjoying the process even if it's taking me forever:)

Dana Cooper Fine Art said...

Camille, there is so much wonderful expression in the faces. The emotional connection to the subject is evident... definitely one of your best!

Camille LaRue Olsen said...

Dana, portraits are most interesting to me I guess -- although I get so noodly with them even when I'm aiming for looseness. But you're right, when you're painting your own family there is definitely emotional involvement.

Annie said...

This painting looks lovely!!

L.Holm said...

Hi, Camille - it's wonderful! Does Madeline love it?! Am also intrigued by your portrait of Honoria Starbuck. Great colors you've got going.
And those grapefruit from your bathroom studio! Love 'em! You've got me looking at my bathroom in a whole new way....hmmmm. more studio space!

Camille LaRue Olsen said...

Thanks, Annie! :)

Liz, thank you and yes, they both love it. But it's in flux of course. I'm wanting to get some value contrasts in the skin tones but I have a flash photo for reference of course :/
I do recommend the bathroom idea -- I'm currently taking up the dining room, lol...

Pam Holnback said...

I also feel like I can't always get a good photo, no matter what i do and how many i take! looks good to me.

bondearte said...

Camille :
This work was beautiful!
The wind moving the hair of the girl, gave great strength to work together with your look uneasy
due to rain.
Congratulations
Good weekend

Vern Schwarz said...

Camille, I think the expression is perfect and the tones beautiful. You've done a beautiful job with the eyes and her hand. This is going to be great.

Camille LaRue Olsen said...

Pam, Bondearte and Vern, I truly appreciate the encouraging words. This is one long, drawn-out project... when I get some progress going on it I will post an update. Again, thanks!

Mary Sheehan Winn said...

I was amazed at the likeness to you in this child. I had to read the post to find out that she's indeed, your daughter. Fabulous... and let it rain......

Gwen Bell said...

Love it! Laughing at your description on the expression as "fearful". I think it's adorable. Great job on that shiny blond hair and the slickness of the rain on the umbrella.

n. rhodes harper said...

Camille, this is really beautiful work. You rock!

Priti said...

This will be an adorable painting- you have captured the expression very well, look forward to seeing the finished work.