Painting for January 23: Where did the time go?

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©2017, Emma Pittson, “Hair Study no. 5“. Acrylic on canvas, 6″ x 8″ x 0.5”.

I think we can dispense with all pretense that I’m in any way keeping up with the “30 Paintings in 30 Days” challenge.  So now that that’s out of the way, let me just say that this is my favourite “hair painting” so far.  Not only did I let myself get carried away with details (so much for “daily” painting), but bonus!  I also took the reference photo myself, so, FINALLY, I can claim to have created an original painting.  Many thanks to my lovely and patient model, S-A, who’s probably convinced by now that she works with weirdos.

A new direction!

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©2016, Emma Pittson. “Violet”, Photoshop.

I decided to stop making things harder for myself, and finally give in to the siren call of Photoshop.  I’ve been playing around with flat colour and cleaner graphics, and I’m digging it!

Allow me to introduce you all to Violet, whose superpowers include (but are not limited to) being able to balance a pre-med program, helping out in her family’s corner store on the week-ends, and attending any record listening party she can.

Prints, etc. are available on Society6!

“Due to bad planning…”

Ever had that one painting that just refuses to die cooperate?  Well, for me, it’s this b*tch right here.  It’s my fault, really: I drove her off the lot without any clear idea of where I wanted to take her.  Honestly, her face has about a litre of paint on it!  Memo to me: pre-production is your friend!  (Or, to borrow an example from my former industry, computer animation: be like unto Steven Spielberg’s “War of the Worlds”, not “Pirates of the Caribbean”)

Anyways, I am officially pretending that she never happened at all and will now move on to something else.  Huzzah!

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@2016, Emma Pittson. “Trish”, acrylic on canvas, 16″ x 20″ x1″.