|Painted it to fit in a oval frame.|
Friday, October 5, 2012
I decided to take a stab at painting Ms Austen for my wife's birthday. I based it on several popular versions, but I added my own ideas. Most descriptions I saw described Jane as having a small mouth, dark hazel eyes. I tried to make her look thoughtful. But I never really liked some of the paintings based on Casandra's drawing. The drawing made by Jane's sister was considered at the time, "most unflattering" and a poor representation of Jane...so I didn't let it tie me down too bad, although I am using the same pose etc. Of course once I gave it to Erin she pulled out a huge book with lots of paintings of Jane's brothers, sisters, mother... I probably would have changed a couple things having seen that book most notably her nose may have more of a button to it. But I'm still pretty proud of the drawing. I sketched it out first on paper, scanned it in and painted it digitally. Then I printed it out and framed it.