Sunday, November 13, 2011

Classic Glamour

6"x6" oil on gessoed panel

Lately I've been spending time submitting paintings to shows. Two small paintings are on their way to Calilfornia for the Randy Higbee 6"x6" Show at the Higbee Gallery in Costa Mesa. Took another one to the Nylen Gallery in Westport, CT for an upcoming show with the CT Plein Air Painters. Today I took paintings to Old Lyme for their "Deck The Walls" show opening soon.

So I haven't taken the time over the last few days to get outdoors to paint. But I have been trying out some things I haven't tackled in a while, faces- up close! A friend of my daughters in California had put up a new Facebook picture of herself- it was wonderful- she has the most glamorous look- sort of Classic Hollywood, and I knew I wanted to paint this! She's sent a couple photos along for me to paint from. (Thanks Elena!) This is the second attempt at this one, which I like much better than the first version! I'm going to re-shoot this photo tomorrow during the daylight, to try to get some better lighting and and a photo without glare/ and odd angles.

Anyways ladies and gents, I'd love to have some more of these photos to work from! Send them my way, please!!

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Blogger Rose said...

This is so beautiful, Roxanne! I wasn't sure if it was your painting or not, it's different from the rest, but awesome!!! Have a great day! xox

November 14, 2011 at 3:59 AM  
Blogger Roxanne Steed said...

Thanks Rose! What I find interesting over time...(since learning is cumulative) is that a lot of what I have been figuring out this summer by painting landscapes...really starting to understand uses of cool & warm that it helps immensely in portraits & figures (skin tones too). What a long process....but hopefully I'll keep learning as long as I'm alive & kicking! You can do something for years...then suddenly turn a new corner of understanding...and voila- so incredibly helpful/meaningful!

November 14, 2011 at 9:13 AM  
Blogger Rose said...

I'm so happy that your learning has brought you to a new level! I am still doing the basics after a year now and feel like I haven't really progressed much. There is only so much time in a day and you really are blessed to have the time to do the studying you do.. your paintings are very inspiring and so nice to see the portraits. Hope you do more of them in the future xox

November 14, 2011 at 12:30 PM  
Blogger Roxanne Steed said...

Thanks again Rose! Yes, I've been hacking away at learning for about 20 years now. When my kids were little, just got in little bits of time here & there. But as they got older & when they left home, the learning curve really went up! Stay on the path & follow your heart. Luckily all the learning is cumulative. Be open to the surprises that take you off your path - sometimes they lead to some serendipitous happenings! :-)

November 14, 2011 at 12:52 PM  
Blogger Rose said...

I certainly will follow my heart, Roxanne! It's so wonderful to talk with you and other artists who had beginnings like mine but persevered and were glad they did. I won't give up! Hugs and thank you again for the beauty you create! :) xox

November 14, 2011 at 12:54 PM  
Blogger Tracey Potter said...

Beautiful painting.

November 19, 2011 at 8:06 PM  
Blogger Roxanne Steed said...

Thanks so much Tracey!

November 19, 2011 at 8:48 PM  

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