Tuesday, June 21, 2011
I am having a hard time generating any enthusiasm for working on this painting because I am not too happy with it at this point and haven't decided how to resolve the thing. I am determined not to add any collage. The changes from the last post are: I scrubbed off the blotchy skin color and then put in cool shadows. I added warm skin tones over the entire face and hands, including the shadows. I think I will give it one more pass to punch up some areas. The backgrounds are really bothering me. I may have to scrub them out. I wanted to work in some lettering. This may totally ruin the piece but when you don't like something, it is the perfect opportunity to go for broke. After all, this is where I learn the most. If I was a formula painter, I could guarantee a decent outcome every time, but where's the fun in that?
I am giving a afternoon class for 26 teachers at the Gallery Concord as part of the California Watercolor Association outreach program. We will be making Tyvek Envelope Wallets. This is going to be a fun afternoon.
Posted by Myrna Wacknov at 11:17 PM