Almost forgot to post. Been on a house cleaning purge this week after reading a book called The Life Changing Magic of Tidying Up!Who knew books could be clutter especially if you never read them again. The author suggests unless a book makes you happy you should pass it on. So I have been and yes it’s making me happy.
So while piling up almost 100 books to Goodwill today I found a set that made my eyes bug out. Worth a tidy sum on Amazon resales.
Last time I did that I sold a book that I paid $5 for at the Borders remainder piles for $275- filled with lovely horse sketches and a Jack Russell or two drawn by the guy who started the gnome craze – the little elves in the peaky red hats.
This weeks nude. A new model. She did a lovely quiet pose. Eventually I got the face sorted.
So what’s wrong with the painting. Not a lot.
The background needs finishing especially the left.
Her face needs some lightening and some highlights. And that forehead is TOO round.
Right breast a little in how did Dave put it “a ski slope!” It’s not easy doing detail with a HUGE brush.
If I had to start over I would make her larger and explode off the canvas a bit but as is she’s a nice quiet painting.
You never know I just paint her over. Mondays are always a fresh start. Isn’t that great!?
Thanks for reading.