I thought it might be fun to post another set of progressions so you can see a bit of my process. Honestly, this painting was SO MUCH FUN! So here’s a few of the stages that got me where I ended up:
The large canvas on the right gives you a really good idea of where I was before I started to refine it a bit. My painting process is very intuitive so I don’t usually start out knowing what I’m going to paint. I just start making marks until something starts to take shape in my mind. This can be a scary process but I’ve come to love it.
I thought I was done when I got to this stage. In fact, I posted it as a finished piece. But the more I sat with it, there were a few things that really started to bug me. For instance, the chevron pattern over her nose that extends down to her lips started to hit me like a Hitler mustache. Bug. Also, I felt like her face was a bit too chaotic. I loved that at first, but I felt the need to tone her down and deepen the colors a bit.
This is the finished piece (as of this morning…you just never know.) I’m feeling pretty satisfied with her. In fact, I may end up keeping this one.
I was ill at the beginning of this week and I’ve fallen pretty far behind in the Art 101 challenge. But for some reason, I’m not panicking and I don’t feel the need to adjust my goal. That’s fairly significant for me. I’m absolutely loving all the art I’m seeing and producing. So we’ll just see where this takes me.
Thanks for following along.