Thursday, December 4, 2008
This is Katharine.
I think I overworked Katharine, this painting doesn't have any of the freshness I had been working towards. My friend thinks it's probably the best so far in terms of likeness, and I agree (though I still really like the last one I did of her and the self portrait) but it feels... I don't know... stiff. I like it, I just think I should have held back a little is all.
The image is a little dark because the painting is a little dark. I've always felt my paintings were too technicolor and high key. I blame my enduring love affair with cartoons, but the colors were always super bright with darks mixed in here and there. Mayhap the brights are used a little too sparingly in this painting, but I think I'm on the right track.
Oh, and I'm figuring out how to paint hair.