Friday, February 5, 2016
Portrait Study #3
"Portrait Study #3", 14 x 11 In, Oil on Museum Board
This portrait was done quickly a couple of days ago and for the most part, as far as I remember, I didn't try to fix it. When there is "fixing" it often has to do with structural accuracy and other times with transitions, as between darker areas and lighter areas. I don't like to go back, because that's when the eye/hand partnership loses its predominant role and the mind takes control, over analyzing everything. When this happens, sometimes I scrape and start over. Sometimes I push through. But my goal is always that first instinct.