After I finished the lion, I decided in a fit of madness , that I wanted to paint a portrait next. I chose a Mongolian girl in a pensive mood. I knew it would be hard, but completely under estimated the degree of difficulty. Proportions, Skin Colours, Highlights and shadows, hair, skin, and so it goes on.
But I tried.
And I kept redoing and redoing – especially the eyes, nose and ear. And it got worse, and muddier. Eventually I gave up on the poor thing. She is now called the “Grumpy Girl”, even though I don’t think she is.
However, I did attempt her again (that is me – perfectionist who refuses to give up.)
I started going to an oil painting class (which is not running currently due to Corona Virus). While I really enjoy it, it is very complex. All sorts of elements to master and many mistakes to be made in order to progress (methinks). Just as I get the hang of one element, along comes another to completely stymie me. Reading books, websites and watching videos do help; but also can be annoying as they make it look So easy. They mix yellow and blue to get green, I mix yellow and blue to get …. well…sludge.
Anyway, here is my first main effort.
J …… please can we see some of yours? And anyone else?