Thursday, February 20, 2014

The serious girl. . .

"She stood in the storm, and when the wind did not blow her way, she adjusted her sails."
                      -Elizabeth Edwards

This girl is based on a magazine picture.
Magazine girl was more glamorous but this lady seems to be a stoic, strong young woman - 
ready to face whatever life throws her way with dignity and inner strength.
Linking to Paint Party Friday and


Check out 29 Faces at Ayala Art!!

31 comments:

froebelsternchen Susi said...

Oh Michelle - I scrolled down through all your faces - simply wonderful what a variety you show ... I love them all... such a great inspiration to visit and look at all your wonderful artwork!
Happy PPF!
xxx
Susi

Heather Foust said...

She is beautiful!! Thank you for the progression shots!

Lynn Cohen said...

Wonderful expression! HPPF!

Helen Campbell said...

I quite like your serious girl; she has a lot on her mind. Well done.

denthe said...

Wonderful ... I love how you did the shadow on her face. Simple yet effective ...

Clare Lloyd said...

She is fab! Love the process you have shown too and what a wonderful quote.

Kokopelli said...

She is pretty, but oh so serious! Happy PPF!

Saskia said...

Beautiful work!

Saskia :)

Miss Marple said...

Ok, she looks a little grumpy, but I like her! Happy PPF - Irma

Fritzeline Farbenfroh said...

I like this face, the drawing, the sensitive colors...and this serious view.
A wonderful work!

Claudia

Netty said...

Superb character face Michelle and thank you for sharing the process, love the quote at the bottom of the page. Happy PPF, Annette x

http://nettysartadventures.blogspot.co.uk/

Giggles said...

She is ever so beautiful...I find her a bit melancholy too!! Wonderful job.... Wish I could do that!!

Hugs Giggles

Fuzzie Fingers said...

She is lovely. I love the expression in her eyes.

Karla B said...

Your serious girl is lovely!

alarmcat said...

i love working from magazine photos, too. mine never look like the model either but it's a good exercise to work on eyes, noses, mouths, etc.

she does look rather stoic! that's the right word for her.

Linda said...

a really lovely portrait Michelle!

Nicole Beadwright Campanella said...

Wow Michelle the expression is fabuluos. Her mouth and eyes are really telling how she feels. Very well done
Nicole/Beadwright

Diana Evans said...

I think she is amazing!!!! wonderful work!!!! love seeing her through your steps too!!!

Astera said...

Lovely portrait. I like the your choice of subject and indeed the inner composure she communicates. :)

Alicia C said...

Wonndeful faces , so vintage!

Faye said...

Michelle, she is so beautiful. I love her hair!

EVA said...

A great expression and wonderful face!

bellefrogworks said...

Love her - that shadow on her face is such a terrific effect. She does look like she is facing life head on

Monique said...

Beautiful, I love the expression on her face. She looks a little sad and pensive. It sets my imagination in motion =)
xx Monique

annadocumented said...

She is amazing. Great job!!

marilyn said...

Beautifully done.

Tam Hess said...

Oh hooray! I love love seeing the process. So inspiring. My favorite part is her lips. Wonderful!

Happy Paint Party Friday!
Tam

~Rasz~ said...

Yes she is beautiful, strong and lovely! Thank you for showing the progression of her. It's always nice to see other creative's processes look like. Have a great week! Rasz

Studio Kaufmann said...

I love seeing the progression of artworks so thanks for showing this. I just love here earnest expression and the way this turned out! Happy PPF

Kimberly Jones said...

Her eyes are beautiful! Love all the work in progress shots!

Annabelle said...

Serious and beautiful, you've rendered both.

Annabelle : )