Monday, February 24, 2014

"Give Gramma a Kiss."

A year ago I thought this would be an easy job, the photo had been blown up and I could copy.  Not easy at all. I got so discouraged I put it aside for most of a year.  In the last couple of weeks I've taken the lower part of the picture apart and redid it. It's not right yet, but it's better and I don't have the patience to keep puttering.

Aside from that lesson there's the usual lesson of misjudging the color contrasts. I should have had a darker background. Well, live and learn. What I think I learned is that I don't have the artistic eye for proportions needed for a realistic portrait.  I'm happy with  Finn's hair and sort of happy with the gray streak in Rachel's hair. That's about it.  Oh, I think I'll go back and give Rachel a small pearl earring.  On to other kinds of quilting challenges.

4 comments :

FOLKWAYS NOTEBOOK said...

June -- This piece is unique -- full of artistic qualities! -- barbara

June Calender said...

Thanks, Barbara. By my definition it needs a few more artistic qualities.

June Calender said...

Thanks, Barbara. By my definition it needs a few more artistic qualities.

Ladydy5 aka: Diane Yates said...

Woah! June! Creativity at its best. Artistic eye? You got it! Great work, that's right up my alley.