I am slowly easing myself back into painting more, I’ve identified that my lack of painting was triggered by this ‘Pink Lady’ painting https://phloem.co.uk/2016/01/27/pink-lady-is-finished/ which I really didn’t like and it sort of put me off painting.
However I now realise that there are elements about it that I do like which I’ve tried to explore in a new painting, the beginnings of it are below.
I hope you are all good and enjoying your creative journeys and life journeys too. :)
I’ve also been doing some sketches and drafting exercises
I recorded myself painting ‘Sweet girl and cat’ – As you will see I spent way too long on shading her face and feel I ended up covering some of her features leaving her looking a bit bland.
In future I think I will try to be happy with more roughly blended areas that add depth and character… I just seem to like a very smooth face :P
I’m aiming for my next painting to be darker with a more gothic feel.. I’ll try to post up photos of the painting process.