Self Portrait. April 2008. 18″x24″, oil on canvas.
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After 5 hours.
After 2 hours of work.. I am becoming more efficient. mixing colors is always boom or bust, though. I need to sit down and just mix, for many hours, to get used to the color combinations.
I need a title for this one, also.
Girl in Blue. 2008. 16″x22″, oil on birch.
I added the finishing touches today. It’s still very wet. It was a beautiful day, though. I worked outside for the first time in months. Plus, I finally took photos during the day, so the colors are now true to life.
It’s hard to pinpoint the transition from a girl to a woman. (I just noticed the ear is funky. I’ll have to change that.) Continue reading
Drastic changes have been made.
Details (messy brushwork):
Only a little left to do. From the photograph at the top, it looks basically finished.
As a portrait, I really like it. But as a piece, I think I have to call this one a failure. I couldn’t follow through with my original concept and idea. (Too hard.)
Progress. I cannot do two figures (the second is not even close to being finished). I cannot draw hands. A lot of frustration. That sums up my feelings.
So I stuck it into Photoshop and this is more like what I want it to be: