Friday, May 04, 2007

The cousins

is actually a grouping of a couple of pictures i took of the k kids dressed up in their sunday best or Easter best on Wednesday...these kids realy dont even know each other..well the two on the left do but they dont know the girl on the right...shes the one of barrette fame...her mom does such a wonderful job dressing and grooming her...shes always neat as a pin and dressed up so cutely...there are other kids that dress like she does but not on a daily basis....

OK i did this in the charles reid style...well i tried too...and it was easier doing one face at a time... i started with the one on the left working to the right...faces first( bytw i think the face on the right is the best), then dresses starting in the middle and then the legs and lastly the background...

I think they turned out well for my first wc of a human figure...the only others i have done have been with pen and wc usually wc pencils....one thing that following his way of painting does is that it keeps you from overpainting one area because once you are done he doesnt go back to the area other than small touches....anyway not bad i think

8 comments:

martín said...

WOW! this is awesome!!! I love the faces. The smiles. how perfect! Keep on posting more!!! Hugs. Martín.

Lin said...

GLORIOUS!!! Maggie -- it's relaxed and yet detailed -- vivid colors -- bright -- JUST WONDERUL!! GO GIRL!

Jana Bouc said...

Wow! Not bad is a huge understatement! These are fantastic! This style of painting really seems to suit you. You captured the kids and their clothes and the background fabulously! I could easily see this as an illustration in a children's book--it reminds me a lot of my friend Lea's work and she's a professional children's book illustrator. (she's at lealyon.com).

Kay Cox said...

This is precious...loose and fresh looking. More, more...school will be out soon and you will lose your models. I love your loose use of color...again very fresh.

Kunya said...

You realy hit the nail with this style of watercolor. These paintings are gorgeous.

Nina Johansson said...

This is incredibly good - what a skillful use of watercolors! I love it! Loose and free and you got all the shadows and highlights... Great!

caseytoussaint said...

Wonderful, Maggie! There's so much life in this. I'm with everyone else, this style really does suit you.

Africantapestry said...

This is a stunning watercolor Maggie..you've captured so much character in the kids...you should really explore this more!
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