Friday, October 24, 2014

profile

(7x10)
I saw this photo in one of my knitting pattern books ... I usually shy away from profiles, but I'm attracted to ones like this: where a big knot of hair at the back of the head forms a visual counterweight to the head ... Reminds me of Renaissance portraits.
I was going to leave the background white, but I was trying to "fix" or refine the under-nose/lip line.
How many times do I tell myself, Don't "fix"? But I don't listen.
Maybe a little darker behind the neck?

3 comments:

RH Carpenter said...

Delicate and lovely - you are painting some real winners lately!!!

Celia Blanco said...

She is lovely, I love the hints of red on her shoulder, it is gorgeous as is!

Barbra Joan said...

I like it.!!!
Just back from a workshop with Joyce Hicks, my first ever class.
"Don't revisit a brush stroke" .
Oh I needed that one. LOL !
Your paintings are looking sooo good and I'm glad your back. Keep painting.

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