Beginning of Commissioned Couple


I'm about five hours into this new painting today. Just blocking in so far.
The above was about halfway into today's work.

It's going to be a pleasure to paint the portraits of these two people. Their inner happiness just shines. This was the original reference photo:
This is how I reshaped it to present as the concept for the composition:

12 comments:

Barbara Pask said...

You can just tell these are nice people, love their smiles. What program do you use to move things around like you do?

Susan Carlin said...

Hi Barbara- I use an older version of Adobe Photoshop at home, and Adobe Photoshop Elements at the gallery and on my laptop. Elements is significantly less expensive but still does all I need it to do.

THEARTBRUSH said...

Hi Sue, this looks like a very good start.
happy Brushing.

Regina Calton Burchett said...

That's "blocking in"? This looks great - it seems like they are developing from the page, like a photograph.

Frank Gardner said...

Man Susan! If I ever need a portrait painted I know where to go. You are so good at getting a likeness and turning it into a beautiful painting..

indiaartist said...

This is coming out great! I also love mother and daughter.

Ann Reyes said...

Susan, I don't see how you get such a good likeness right off! I can't wait to see the finish!

theresamillerwatercolors said...

Beautiful! I can already grasp their "inner happiness" from the work you've done so far. Have a great day!

Amy Sullivan said...

Look at those smiles!
This is going to be wonderful~
~Amy~

n. rhodes harper said...

Amazing Susan, You are such a wonderful artist and do it with such ease and grace.

Teresa Cowley said...

Hi! Looks like a wonderful start... is this the couple you mentioned to me when I last dropped by???

Susan Carlin said...

Thank you so much Pete, Regina, Frank, Indiaartist, Ann, Theresa, Amy, Nancy and Teresa! I'm eager to get back to working on it in the morning. Sometimes I miss painting at home. Guess that's part of the big pleasure of doing the Sunday painting online... I'm back in my old painting environment.