Sunday, April 24, 2011
I have posted the previous incarnation under the finished painting so you can see some of the changes I have made. Some of the differences are just the difference in adjusting the photograph. I did not make any changes on the face and neck of the figure on the right, but I did change her hair some.
This is as close as I can come to getting the photo to match the actual painting in color, value and intensity. A good case for viewing paintings in person! I have made adjustment after adjustment. It seemed once I changed one thing, something else didn't look right. I had to "kill" one of my favorite parts for the good of the entire painting.....I hate when that dilemma occurs. I will bring the painting to critique. I am thinking I want to do this composition again with some changes in the drawing.
My husband is getting very good at critiquing. He spotted some problems I had not noticed. I appreciate his interest and welcome his comments. I don't always agree with them, but I never get upset with anything he has to say about the work.
In the past, I have focused on one face. Having multiple figures or faces presents a much greater challenge compositionally. I am having growing pains but I like the challenge. Now, if I can only get more abstracted. Onward!
Posted by Myrna Wacknov at 8:46 PM