Saturday, April 11, 2009

Finished or Not?

I was on a roll last night...drawing the night away. I stopped without putting a background in. I worked on this today and put the background in. I don't like how it turned out. I should have made the background all one color or left it white. It looks like my son is floating in the air or his head is growing of grass.

This piece is titled "Homecoming". Our children are adopted and I chose this format because they came home to us partially grown. Thus, the half-face portraits.

I'll sit on this one awhile before I call it finished. I've already sprayed workable fixative on it, so it's not going to be much fun to change.

I hope you all have a blessed Easter!


Jo Castillo said...

Valerie, this is a wonderful portrait and idea.

Maybe you could blend the blue and green to a turquoise one color background? I actually like both colors.

Beautiful children. Our two youngest are adopted, too.

Valerie Jones said...

Thank you, Jo. Your suggestion sound lovely. I actually started out wanting a one color background but somehow merged away from it. I'll give it a try again.

Kasie @ ~The Art of Life~ said...

What a really neat idea Valerie! Especially knowing your story behind it. I like Jo's idea but I also like it the way it is.
I hope you and your family had a lovely Easter!