Saturday, March 3, 2012

More on Hannah

I had a good question from Tobi asking why I wanted to do more to the portrait. She felt that I should just leave it as a portrait. I didn't explain very well what I was doing in my last post so I decided to go a little more into detail. The above photo is the original photo that I used as inspiration for my portrait.

My plan was to place the portrait on the background and thread paint onto the background finishing Hannah's head, hair and jacket.

As I looked at this I realize that her portrait sort of disappears into the background so I decided to do a little fabric audition and see if it changed anything.

This is a mottled black.

This a mottled green. I think I like it better than the other two but I haven't committed to either. I am still considering leaving it as a single portrait. Any help would be appreciated.

I know that many of you are having trouble posting on my blog, unfortunately there is nothing I can do about the problem. If you want to post and can't just email me.


  1. Hi Marilyn,

    Seeing the original portrait I see where you want to go, but to my mind I would leave it as a portrait and not incorporate the additional white post. I find it too large and distracting.

    I'm partial to the black mottled background as a small framing border as a first choice. I find the green one gives the portrait too much of a green cast overall.

    You've done a spectacular job on recreating the photo. Congratulations.

  2. Thanks Sandy, I appreciate your input. I like to think about all the options. Right now this project is on hold.