Monday, April 13, 2009

Diana's Companion



This is the new challenge from Different Strokes From Different Folks Blog. It's a photo of a statue of Diana's companion, from Greek mythology, not British royalty. Someone must have modeled for the sculptor before he sculpted, don't you think? So, I'm imagining the subject before she was cast forever into stone. I put her in flesh and as I was painting the dress (?) I thought, "Hmm, and I complain about bra straps." I had a devil of a time with the legs, the knees especially but I think I have them in the right place, now. It's funny how the mistakes I had made really showed up in the photo and I had to fix it and take new photos. I didn't think I would like this subject but I really got into it and enjoyed the process. That's what I like about DSFDF, you paint things you may not even consider painting otherwise. To see the original photo go to http://differentstrokesfromdifferentfolks.blogspot.com/

2 comments:

  1. Lovley job with this challenge! I know what you mean about 'fixing' and reshooting! I do it often. :-).

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  2. Yeah, people think you can't fix a watercolor, boy have we got them snookered! Hee hee.

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I started watercolor painting earnestly in 1991 after I moved to Florida. My husband and I are retired, and we are both artists. We both have works displayed  at the Wildchild Gallery in Matlacha Florida.