Saturday, March 17, 2012

Head 2

I've been away from blogging for what feels like a long time but I have
been painting. I really wanted to post something mostly to thank everyone
for all the supportive comments! Still struggling to paint heads. My greatest
problem seems to be temperature, something I've never thought about
before and still don't know anything about. I decided to give up on getting
a likeness about 8 or 9 versions ago but found that my left and right brains
were having a tug of war—over and over, kept finding myself intent on a
likeness. In the end, I didn't get one. The model (from a photo) didn't have
this concerned expression. I think I painted my own feeling of concern
onto her face. Big learning curve . . . looking forward to doing more.