Monday, December 12, 2011
The Last Drop II
I don't seem to have long enough blocks of time to sit down and completely a painting, so I chip away at it in minutes and hours til its done. This is why you see endless 'in progress' pieces on the blog.
I have started this image a number of times. I swear my grand daughter will be grown up by the time I finish something I will be happy with. This painting was put aside and I wasn't happy with the skin tones, too blue and cool, even if she is quite pale and blonde with the skin tones that are more blue than pink.
I pulled it out in the wee hours of the morning when I could not sleep to see if I could revitalize it. I seem to switch from tight realism to loose impressionism at will. The original painting was tighter and I wanted something looser this time around. I wanted to let some of the underpainting come through but also give the skin a feeling of life. Its a little pallid right now but more colour will come.
It is 8 x 8 inches in oil.