Hmmm, I'm trying to take a couple new painting photo's. However it's past the hour that my front room gets natural light. I could go outside, but the heat makes the doors stick so badly that I'm sure to wake my sleeping toddler by opening them. And if he wakes up I won't be able to edit the pics anyways.... No new photos to post today I guess.
I'm not really sure if this is finished. Sometimes I get to a stage with a painting, where I like the looser handling and I can't decide whether I should rework the details or not.... Sometimes you do that and end up with an over-worked feel, losing the freshness that you originally liked.
Ok, so I am starting to try some portrait work. This is the second or third attempt at my sister. The first one is so wonky looking that it's not getting posted. I have been using different poses to work from each time and I wonder if working on the same one each time might be more productive? After I did this study I started looking up some skin tone mixes and remembered that I am missing the cooler tones in the shadows. It's funny how obvious that seems when I see the painting on the computer screen.