Vermont oil painter, It's all about color, Nature, People paintings,
Saturday, August 8, 2015
THREE DAYS ON ONE PORTRAIT
This was a new experience for me. I spent three days on the same painting, instead of two hours - something I would like to do again. It gave me an opportunity to look at the painting with fresh eyes each day. For example, I was able to see that I needed to move the eye a tiny bit closer to the nose and to raise the mouth by a millimeter or two. All in all, I am happy with the result, but I feel also that I might be running a risk of over working the piece. For me, an important part of painting is knowing when to stop.