Monday, January 19, 2009

Finished...Beau...12"x 9" oil

Taking my artist/son Jason's critique to heart, and his
reminder of a method I often teach my students to flip
my painting and reference upside down to get a fresh
perspective to judge (plus it diffuses the left brain),
and his reminder of a quote I love of Sargent when he
said, "a portrait is where something is wrong with the
mouth!" I gave this painting one last good hard look.

Seeing it upside easily helped me see where a few
touches and adjustments were necessary...

Here you see a closeup...that chaotic laying on of
paint we often come away from seeing painters work
real close...


Jeremy Elder said...

Beautiful. I think you achieved what you intended. There is such a translucent quality to the skin.

Larry said...

thanks Jeremy..

think I'm quite satisfied with the results of this now...appreciate the affirmation.


Jason Seiler said...

Wow, this turned out great Dad, glad I could be of use a little . . . really nice!

Larry Seiler said...

thanks Jason... 8^)