Tuesday, September 29, 2009

My first attempt at painting "Marie"


How exciting to be learning new things! I took a class with Suzi Blu on drawing doll like girls. I really enjoyed that. So when Suzi announced her Marie Antoinette painting class I joined right in.
I have been learning about drawing and shading and layering. This photo shows the painting about half way done (It is 12 x 24"). It has gone through many changes already and will go through even more, since it needs much more shabbiness (birds and a basket too).
I will post again when I finish it. If you double click on the pic you can see it better. Thank you for coming to see : )

20 comments:

Lynn said...

Awesome!!!!!! You are doing fantastic Terri, are you going to go all the way with the marks in the wood and the wax? I just couldn't do it at the time, but I can still add more to mine :) Love the music in her dress and again in her hair, and the tree is great too, she has such a pretty face :)

Marlynn said...

OH MY GOD, OMG, OMG, this is FanTasTic!!! I am really really really impressed, seriously,impressed. What an impressive talent was lurking just beneath the surface. I love your Marie and I honestly think you captured that spirit of the child, the virgin, the beauty! Congrats!

peggy gatto said...

Terri, this is really a charming piece!!! Hope you are framing it!!!!

Terri said...

Gosh, thank you Lynn, Marlynn and Peggy! You girls are really encouraging : )
I hope to finish her soon, I have been going real slooooowwww.
And yes, Lynn, I did do the cuts in the wood, if you double click you may be able to see them. I am supposed to highlight them with a stain color. I haven't determined what color yet.
She is supposed to be sealed with beeswax too!

Cassandra said...

Terri she is amazing! I took a Suzi Blu class not too long ago and had a lot of fun with it. I did not see she was doing a "Marie" class. She is wonderful!

missy k said...

This is delightful! I 'double clicked'... and fell in love with the torn music in Marie's hair and on the beautiful dress.. I love the shape of the dress... its a really warm, fun piece. Well done!

Can't wait to see the progress/finished piece.

Karen

Terri said...

Thank you Cassandra and Karen! I so appreciate your kind comments!

Darlene said...

Your Marie painting is gorgeous! I love her sweet face and what you did with her dress.

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Catherine said...

Terri, are you just the most talented gal. What a delightful painting, so sweet. Luv the color palette and attention to detail, so pretty. You go girl!!
Catherine

msartist said...

Lovely!!! I didn't realize how far you had gotten. I just love her! I love how you incorporated the music into her dress and notes in her hair. I can't wait to see the basket and finished Marie. She has a very sweet face.
xo Theresa
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Terri Gordon said...

Terri, your Marie is beautiful. Wonderful job. I wish I could do what you did. She is really lovely.

Terri said...

Thank you so much Darlene, Catherine, Theresa and Terri!
You are so encouraging it makes me smile :)

Gina2424 said...

This is really outstanding! I just love the Suzi Blu style! I hope you make some Moo cards or ATCs or something with this piece of art also. It is too good not to share!
Also, how does one become "a member" of Paper Whimsy?

Terri said...

Thank you Gina! I really appreciate your comments.
All you have to do it set up an account, I believe. No approval process. I would love to see you there. We are doing a monthly ATC lottery. I won last month and now ATCs are arriving in the mail! Woohoooo!

catworx said...

STUNNING, yes she is, you so captured the rapture, my dear!!!
WOW...you are really good at this!!!
Artful hugs!
Cat D-E

Elizabeth Golden said...

She is so demure. Just love her.

Terri said...

Thank you so much Cat and Elizabeth!
Artful hugs back to you.

Ozstuff said...

This is beyond beautiful. I am so impressed with your painting skills. Superb.

melissa said...

Terri she is great. So adorable. I was thinking about taking this class!! I might now that I know how much you loved it.

Linda said...

You must be so proud of yourself Terri - this is just perfect! She has a lovely expression and beautiful eyes. And I like her musical hair!!
Linda :-)

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