And its done!
Its been almost 2 weeks of layering and fixing (remind not to get too ambitious next time) and the painting is finally complete! The pattern on the sleeve and debating whether to add the floral crown was probably what took the longest. In the end, though, I'm super happy. #indianartist #figurative #painting #acrylic
Hating on angles
Decided to go ahead and add a second face to this piece. Not sure how I'd want to link the two portraits...I guess time would tell. The face I started with is such a trickster in terms of light and shadow. The angle is a strange one so lines, perspective, shadow and everything else is against me. Driving me nuts. Here are a couple of fun shots of my studio space and a sneak peek of the piece taken from instagram. Feeling super restless and can't wait to see how this one turns out!!
And she's done!!
Super exciting day. I can't believe this monster's complete. She measures 4ft x 6ft and has been the closest to my heart till date. I'm not quite sure what it is but I've loved creating her. Its been an emotional week filled with extreme highs and lows but has been worth every second. Here she is!!
A better day
I was a little apprehensive while getting out of bed today. Kind of dragging my feet to the studio. Yesterday was just such a disappointment and I wasn't quite sure what the day had in store for me. I have to say though that it was truly a pleasant surprise. I got the chance to work on the second eye, make the first one smaller, give it a little more depth, highlight the face a little and move onto the mouth. I also decided what I wanted to do with her hair. Overall, its been an awesome day, and I can't wait to put those flowers in!! Take a look
Going a little nuts here..
So the past 2 days have been intolerable. I've always heard from those who know me well that every single painting I work on is an emotional rollercoaster. Lots of highs and lows; times when I'm super pleased with myself and times when all I want to do is throw the canvas out the window.
I'm working on a brand new pieces which measures 4ft x 6ft. Its quite the undertaking and the frustrations that come with it make me want to stab it from time to time. Especially since its different stylistically. Take a look at this picture i posted in Instagram earlier today. She's clearly not doing what I need her to do and she really does have a mind of her own. I keep telling myself that tomorrow's a new day so I have my fingers crossed. Hopefully, she'll listen tomorrow. Rant over.