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