Friday, November 2, 2012

Painting Faces

Barefoot 
8 x 16 

For years I have avoided "doing faces" in my figurative work.
For all the obvious reasons.
I've decided to finally make that a personal challenge.  

Thought I'd post some of my disastrous attempts.
I tried to just focus on the planes of the face
Not the details.

No. This is NOT Angelina Jolie!

A little better, but the mouth is still awkward! 

Tried a different angel for this one, thinking that was the problem. 
Now she looks like she just had oral surgery!  

Too much botox!!! ? 
Boy. This is difficult.  

The slightest little move of the brush changes everything!
I clearly need to do A LOT more work on this
and I'm not giving up.

Stay tuned.  

Note: I did these for the GJWP "HAT" Challenge this month. 
Needless to say, none of them could be be posted!  



4 comments:

  1. This is where that little mirror is SO useful. It tells you right away where the adjustment is to be made. And I agree with Ineke.

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  2. My first thought is to stop thinking of them as faces and simply objects. You'll know just what to do...it was really cool seeing your process here. Thanks for posting. And I agree with Ineke also.

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  3. I want to agree with Ineke but....You are so courageous to dive into this subject. Your blog is such an inspiration to us...if I may speak for the fans

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