May 15, 2014
I have been working on this piece about ten hours a day. It really isn't my genre, but I like to incorporate other subject matter into my portfolio. It gives me an opportunity to try new techniques and hone my skills. So this piece is figural. It is smaller than a half-sheet and has taken what seems like forever. But, I will most assuredly finish it today. What do I find fun about working with figures? I think it is the concentration level that is needed. The planes of the face are complex and thus interesting. There are over 32 layers of paint in the focal point. I gave up counting after 32. I'm very happy with the gritty nature of the painting. It is not a clean look. It is not a bright or happy painting. It declares its mood. Back to my brushes.
"Man, the living creature, the creating individual, is always more important than any established style or system." - Bruce Lee
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