Sunday, September 28, 2014

The Beginning and Middle Stages of a Painting

"Annie at the Met" oil on canvas, 14 x 18 inches
Am painting a portrait of my eldest daughter from a photo that I took while we were touring the Met. I like the beginning better than the middle stage although I did make much progress overall. What happened after working on it yesterday was that it is a bit too tightly handled which means that I will have to find a way to loosen it up next go around. I really would like to enter into two portrait competitions that have deadlines in November but not sure if I will make it. I also work as an art teacher three days a week. I will try my best. Sometimes I am not able to work on my days off though I really try to set some time aside. Being a Mom needs to come first.  So many responsibilities we women artists must juggle!!! :)

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