Wednesday, March 9, 2016

Portrait Study #13

"Portrait Study #13", 14 x 10 In, Oil on Museum Board

I'm calling these portraits "studies" to give myself psychological space to experiment. My raison d'etre for doing this series is to push myself beyond my habits. That is a lesson in itself which requires awareness in the moment of how I'm standing in front of my easel, how I am holding my brush, which brush I am using, which direction the stroke, keeping my values separated on my palette, continuing to use enough paint! I find that in the beginning one person is holding the brush and at the end of the painting it is almost as though another painter takes control. At what point does this change? This is fascinating.

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