Monday, February 1, 2016

Portrait Study #1

"Portrait Study #1", 14 x 11 In, Oil on Museum Board

I've decided to call my current portrait series "studies" because that's what they are and because psychologically it helps me to hold back the endless rethink that is so automatic at a certain point. So my approach and process in this series is to paint up to the point where my brain starts the critique. Maybe I "fix" a couple of things, but to go beyond that, the joie de vivre of the painting is lost. So better to improve with pure numbers and go on to the next one--hopefully having some idea of what I want to try that is different and not revert to to the old unthinking way.