Friday, January 16, 2015

Over the Hill

Day 16 has arrived in the challenge I have signed up with - 30 Paintings in 30 Days.  We are officially over half way done and I have to say that I have enjoyed the process.

Day 16 is a funny little painting originally done by Georges de la Tour "The Fortune Teller" circa 1630.  My painting is just one of the people in his original painting.  It was a struggle for me to do so much blending and matching.  I tend to paint fast and with large strokes.....this was the opposite!

I just like the expression on her face.  Kind of like she knew it would take me awhile to paint her, so she is averting her eyes and has a little snicker at my lack of patience!

Getting in the darks and shadows......

Finishing her face and starting on her head scarf......

Head scarf is almost completed.....

I could of worked several more hours on this painting but as I am trying to keep these 6 x 6 inch paintings to 1 hour and I already had 2 1/2 on this one, I deemed it complete!

Here is Day 15's lovely little painting....

Berthe Morisote's self portrait as she was aging and showing her gray hair.


  1. Jeannette, Wonderful portrait today!
    Love the expression: the eyes and mouth are partcularly delightful!

  2. Love these portraits! All beautiful! What a great series!

    1. Nancy - I am having so much fun painting small and learning the style of the old masters. And painting in oils has been great too! Have you ever done the 30 in 30 challenge?

  3. I love painting in oils, but am now thinking of doing the 30 day challenge, next Jan! Love the idea of using the old masters as inspiration!


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