This is a water color portrait of my mom. My mom and I have a relationship where one second we're very close, the next we're not. Sometimes she makes me angry, most of the time I make her angry. But 100% of the time we love eachother. I decided to do a portrait of her because I've never drawn her before. She's never been a subject in any of my art. Most people look at themselves as the creation, but don't see their parents that way. People will paint things for their parents, but I don't know anyone who has actually painted their parents.
Anyways, I had a vision in my head for the type of painting I wanted to do. It took a bout 30 minutes just to get her to take a picture the way I wanted it. She couldn't keep a straight face (Bashful Kasey)
Once I started painting I immediately found I had a problem. I wanted to stray away from the blue color scheme I had been stuck on. I started using reds and yellows, then green for the reflection in her eyes. Then I noticed her proportions were off, and that got me frustrated. But it's all a time game. As I continue I will straighten out her features, and darken the colors in the face. I will add her hair and reduce some of the light coming from the focal point. This painting is a bigger painting, almost as tall as me when typically I work small, so it's a stretch for me. I do like it though, I like the challenge very much.