Sunday, September 20, 2009

That's It


11x14 inches, watercolor

I think I'm finished here. I'm down to picky picky details, so unless someone points out something major that I can still fix, this fellow is going to the "to be framed" pile.

Yesterday was a good art day for me. My painting of the chapter house stairs at Wells Cathedral was accepted into the state show for Wisconsin Regional Artists Association, and yesterday was the workshop and awards at UW Madison. Mine didn't earn any special extra awards, but it was a honor to hang with so many fine paintings and photos. I traveled with a local friend and it was a fine early fall day. We had good talks, a fine lunch, and went shopping for art supplies. Overall, thumbs up.

4 comments:

raena said...

I'm in awe! This is a wonderful portrait!

Phillip G Holt said...

Sherry,
This is a wonderful painting. Love how you handled the glasses and the beard. My eyes seem to be pulled down and to the right by the high lights on his left shoulder. I placed something dark over these lights and believe the composition was improved. What do you think?
Phil

Ann said...

Beautiful!

Charlene Brown said...

Yes Sherry, yesterday was a good art day for you -- and Old World Wisconsin man thinks so too! This portrait turned out beautifully, and the reflected high-light on the glasses is perfect. Hadn't noticed the down-to-the-right pull until Phil mentioned it -- and really can't decide if it needs to be dulled or not...