Saturday, November 22, 2008

Work in progress

I want to show you this work in progress. Thank you for the great comments about this drawing.
Abby wanted to be on the picture too so there she is with her favorite stuffed dog.
I think I am going to paint the background Terra cotta or rusty red.

I have problems with red if I don't mix it with another color. It doesn't cover very good (the same with brown) I was trying to find a brand that covers but I didn't have any luck yet.
A close up. I didn't finish painting the dress yet. The face is almost done. It needs a crown (golden)
I was inspired by Renaissance's artist Parmigianino "Madonna with the Long Neck"
My Madonna is different. Her eyes are open and baby Jesus is not in the picture. Also the style is different.
I hope you like it.

19 comments:

Julia's Art Studio said...

Wow, it's really coming along. Very talented indeed :)

Flor Larios Art said...

Hi Adri,
I like the long neck and the long hands. Very pretty. The rusty red is going to look great.

Vickie said...

Hi Adri,
It's coming along nicely. I'm sure it will be beautiful when you finish it. About the problem with red. I know that when they paint a room red they use a gray primer first. You might give that a try on a surface other than the painting first to see if a gray underpainting will help the red cover better. I tried to paint my gate red once and had the same problem. I just looked hot pink until about the fourth coat.
Vickie

LisaLectura*creations said...

Hi Adri! Your Madonna is turning out beautiful! Your daughter is so adorable too! Can't wait to see her finished!

Creative Blessings,
Lisa :)

Victorian Lady said...

Her face just pops right out! So pretty! I love how you do so many styles of faces...gorgeous each and every one! :)

Mere

Robot Nine said...

I love that, I am a fan of Modigliani and your painting appelas to me in that way, large eyes, long neck, very stylized. Not in a derivative way, yours is definitely original. (and has pupils!) Nice

Robot Nine said...

I love that, I am a fan of Modigliani and your painting appelas to me in that way, large eyes, long neck, very stylized. Not in a derivative way, yours is definitely original. (and has pupils!) Nice

Diane Duda said...

Just gorgeous, Adri!!!

Becky said...

Its lovely Adri.I love her face just precious.Your little girl is as well.

Couture de Papier said...

I love your artwork!

Dawn Maureen said...

You never cease to amaze me with your beautiful art !

Azul Valentina said...

Hi Adri,

She is beautiful! I can wait to see her finished. The problem with reds, Jo Sonja acrylic gouache (brand) has a line of acrylics that covers REALLY good, on the down side is that they are opaque, velvet texture (very opaque) what I do is to paint with the sonja fist to cover the white on canvas and then you can use the regular acrylics, to cover the first coat I like liquitex if you use primer for walls is going to leave a very plasticky feel, and is not really made for canvas.

Dee said...

beautiful Adri!

Roberta said...

It's lovely!

Renee said...

Wow, I think she is beautiful.

Heather said...

she is looking SO stunning!~

Janne i Fagerlia said...

I am really impressed. This was something special, different from your earlier paintings. I am sure the result will be nice .........

*~Niki~* said...

Wow that looks amazing already Adri, I can't wait to see the finished result! Niki xxx

Vickie said...

Oops! I need to watch how I word things better. I did mean use a gray acrylic underpainting and then the red over it. I would only use wall paint on a wall. Adri, your red turned out nice anyway.