Thursday, July 8, 2010
Although this is possibly a little scary in the cosmetic sense, it was a great opportunity to paint grungey shadows and folds, etc. Also, the distortion from the camera elongated the glasses and narrowed the chin so it was very interesting to paint, especially since I am trying to get most everything on a 6" square or as this is, a 6x8". Also, for me, if the image is an unusual one, I am right away interested in how to get that down rather than how to make a painting that looks good. If my prime motivation is to make a painting that looks good, I am lost immediately.