This is my attempt at ‘interactive’ art. What I mean is, I’d really like your input on these 3 paintings. I’ve asked my mother & husband, but Mom is always incredibly supportive and Hubster just nods his head. Not the candor I’m looking for.
If you missed why I’m painting African American angels, you can read about it here.
So here’s the first black baby angel –
Now, this is what I need your input on.
- Should I get rid of the daisies? It was one of those “seemed like a good idea at the time.”
- If I keep the daisies, should the petals be detailed more. You’ll see what I mean on the Blackberry #2.
- Do the white highlights on her face look funny?
See how the daisies are more defined? Does this look better than the daisies in the first?
Again – should I take the daisy out altogether? Or leave it in as is? Or add the turquoise details like on the first 2.
You can see that I drive myself nuts (and anyone around me). It’s so much easier when I paint for someone else and they give their stamp of approval.
Hubster tells me I act like these are the only angels I’ll ever paint. And they’re not, of course. I’m moving on to fairies and princesses this week.
That’s why I’m questioning the daisies. I feel like they’d be more appropriate for fairies. I guess I can Photoshop them out. Of course, I have to learn how to do that first . . . ugh.
I’d really, really love to hear your ideas & comments. Really!
These little black angel girls will be reproduced – my first reproductions – which is probably why I’m in such a quandry.
Thanks so much for your ‘interaction’! I’m linking up to the crafty gals. Have fun checking out what everyone is doing for spring.
I like the daisy’s. I like the one in the second pic best. I do get what you are saying about fairies being more likely to be amongst flowers though, but I do like the daisy’s. Maybe you could turn them into sunflowers! I like the highlighting on the last angels face, but the fist one seems to have a little too much. Those are just my opinions – hope they help! Overall I would say beautiful!
Hi Colleen…WOW..they are so adorable!!! Now from my artistic eye…I like the daisy in the #2 pic best. I think the highlighting might actually need to be a deeper shade rather than a lighter one.
I know this doest help, but personally, I think they are perfect!
I found you on TCB. I love the little angels and appreciate that the little girls have beautiful natural looking hair. The daisies in the first pic are my favorite. I agree the highlights on the first pic are a bit much though. It looks like she’s been playing in flour. I don’t know on keeping the daisies. They are sweet and whimsical but I see your point. Great job!!!
All the little angels are darling. My fav is angel number one! Everything about that pic I love. Don’t get me wrong, I love the others also, but just something about number one captures me. I think it’s her expression~~~<3 I don't think the highlights are too much at all. Hope I've helped some...
Wow they are BEAUTIFUL!! The 2nd picture is the prettiest I think, the big flower makes the little baby look like she’s kind of sitting under it and makes her look small, almost fairyish! also love how the diaper matches the flower. So pretty:)
They are beautiful – you are so creative!
I have a hard time but i think #2 is my favorite.
I found you from Fri. Follow – I’m a new follower! Love to have you stop by:
I have no artistic ability whatsoever. But, since you asked for opinions – I like the first daisy best. And I think toning down the white highlights would be good. But, they are great already!!
Rocio @ Casa Haus says
Hi! I LOVE your angels! You’re very good! I also do some painting (check out http://www.rociojimenez.com), so I totally get it. You DO think about what you’re painting as if it’s the ONLY thing on Earth. This is what I think:
I like the daisies, they look cute. My favorite daisy is the first one. I like it with the blue highlights, and I like that it’s not as defined as the one in pic # 2. As for the white highlights on the face, I do think toning them down would be better.
Love the angels!! Especially the first! She is precious. You may consider a slight blushing of color on the daisies. I did not notice the angel wings in #2 at first. I know you want the angels to be part of the garden, but a bit of differentiation would really set them a – part! Great job!
Jess @ Frugal with a Flourish says
I think I really like the first one! She is super cute! I think the daisies look fine! But I am not an “artist”.
Confessions From A Working Mom says
You really are a perfectionist! I like the second baby the best, but I’m not exactly sure why. I think it’s the most cherubic.
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Cindy @ Chalk it Up! says
Your angels are precious! I particularly love #2 and the daisy in that one!
Thank you for stopping by my blog too! It is fun meeting fellow artists:)
I love your daily law of attraction quote. I am a firm believer in that too!
Have a great day!’
My husband is African American too! My kids are very pale, but my daughter sees herself as black. I try to buy books and other stuff with black characters. The angels are cute!!! Thanks for linking up at Whatever Goes Wednesday. I hope to see you back next week!
Titti @ Shoestring Pavilion says
Thank you so much for visiting my blog! I thought I’d come and take a look here and boy do you do a good job with paint As for your questions. I like the daisies, the turquoise ones better than the pink. I’m sure angels like flowers too so I don’t have a problem with leaving them in. The flowers in the first one works best in my opinion, they’re there and they’re beautiful but they don’t steal the show. The highlights are a little out of the ordinary and could be blended in maybe for a more realistic appearance or left the way they are, could be your trademark? I kind of like them since they’re different But I’m all about different.
Kim @ Everything Etsy says
You are so talented! I love the face on the first little angel, and I think the daisies are so sweet. The second one might be my favorite, but it’s hard to decide.
Thanks for joining the blog party and your sweet words!
Maryann @ Domestically-Speaking says
I love them with the daisies. Love the 2nd one best. Thanks for sharing at the Power of Paint Party.
Heather@ My Frugal Family says
I think the first one is perfect as is. The last one, the expression just seems off a bit, like she’s blowing her cheeks out all puffy, maybe.
Thank you so much for linking up with the Talented Tuesday link party at My Frugal Family, which is hosted every Tuesday. Please feel free to stop back in every week and post your newest projects!
Comeca Jones says
I love it!!!! I will be back they reminded me of when my girls were small!