Sunday, March 27, 2011

Revisiting Old Portrait Work

Hello again Everyone!

Here in Calgary, we are experiencing some lovely, icey, snowy, foggy weather that's not making me want to do much of anything outside my house... lol! Which isn't entirely bad thing as I am getting a lot done!

I'm moving my studio space at the end of the month so I've got the tunes cranked and I am going through all my old stuff and getting rid of a lot of garbage I just don't need. Feels good! I am also coming across a lot of "stuff" from school, etc. that I had completely forgotten about.  The piece below is a watercolour portrait in that I did in February, 2005.  Such a long time ago! I really REALLY dislike doing portraits (which means I should really do more of them) so when I saw this one today I had to post it.  I don't hate it! I feel inspired to try incorporating portraits into my work again... I'm so glad I came across her!

14"x 21.5"
Right now I am resisting the urge to break out my coloured pencils and inks to work in some shading and finish it up a bit. Perhaps I should just leave it as it is and start a new one... what do you think?

Enjoy the rest of your week!



  1. I was never good at portraits. I spent a few years trying. A new studio sounds so exciting.

  2. I would say leave it--this was your art in 2005 and it's a good way of journaling your art through the years to see how you've grown. I think you're a natural, and I would love to see more protrait work.

  3. wow, so different to what you normally show us..but equally as stunning...loving your portrait work. :)x

  4. I am pretty excited about setting up my new studio... not so excited about the whole moving process though, lol! It will soon be over though I know ;)

    Thanks for the advice Diane, I totally agree actually, it's a good record of where I was and how far I've come. Thanks again! You're my hero for portrait work, you've painted some very lovely ladies! <3 :)

  5. Thanks Jenny! It is quite a bit different! It's funny what you can do when you are pushed in a different direction... I miss art school for that! Hopefully you'll be seeing more portraits from me in the near future! :)

  6. Cindy;
    I think she is a fabulous watercolor portrait!!! I definitely couldn't do any better.
    I personally would leave her be, but that's just me.
    Stay warm, the weather is supposed to be getting warmer this week - one can hope!:)
    Hugs and blessings

  7. Thanks Kelly!

    I'm afraid I won't be able to do any better now either! This might have been the last real portrait I've done come to think of it! Yikes! lol... I have decided to leave her be as well... ;)
    The weather is much warmer now! Hopefully it stays that way for my move... ;)

    Hugs n blessing back! :)


  8. Hi Cindy, She looks beautiful just the way she is!! I don't think you need to work further on it either. Looking forward to seeing more portraits! Good luck with the move and have a lovely and creative week, Wini xo

  9. I agree with the others, I think you should leave it as a step on your journey. I really like her and to think you did it when you didn't like doing portraits, wow!
    Good luck with getting your new studio organised, I am getting a new art space too soon so I will be moving and de-cluttering my art stuff as well.

  10. I am organizing my studio, too! :)

    So glad I found you through the “All Kinds of Artists” Artist blog hop!
    I am your newest blog follower. :)
    Looking forward to seeing your upcoming posts!

    I welcome you to check out my art blog, too!

    Mary C. Nasser


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