Monday, July 13, 2009

Michele Ward Crusade #32 / Knock off Yourself

Here is where i expect no comments.
the hairdo did not work and never
liked this, but couldn't throw out.
braved changing her but, oh well.
i always learn something, esp. from mistakes
or that a piece just doesn't turn out like
you expected.
Better hair do, still don't like it.

Too cliche, too stiff but

better than the first attempt


  1. I'm in the same place with my painting of "the girls" and "sit down dear". I just can't get either one to a place where I like them. Something is off on both of them, and I can't seem to pull it together. And, it's not like I haven't put in enough time on both of them. Grueling amount of time has been spent. arrgh!

    Sometimes painting seems to be so difficult. And other times, it all comes out so well first try, and so quickly. I'm just going to keep working on both paintings until I at least like them..there may be no love there for me with these two. I've accepted that. heh! But, I have to get them to at least the like stage. No matter how much time it takes.

  2. wanda - thanks for showing us your paintings, the original and the *knock-off*. i don't know what you are trying to achieve but they both look great!

  3. Hi Wanda, thanks for sharing the two versions. I would be happy to have painted either of them, but here you go...I guess they don't match what is in your mind's eye.

  4. Hi Wanda,
    I like them both, but I know what you mean: Sometimes things just don't turn out as we imagined. Anyway as you said we are always learning and maybe next time things will go 'smooth as silk'.

  5. Hi Wanda,
    I sympathise with you and I think I know where you're coming from, having taken Layer Love alongside you! I really like the changes you've made, especially to her hair. Thanks for sharing with us... =)

  6. I guess we just have to keep practicing. For me, it seems I can struggle along with something & all of a sudden an AHA! moment comes along. So, we just have to keep painting. I think both of your paintings are sweet. There is something in the eyes of the first one that I really like.