Sometimes no matter what I do nothing seems to work. And I KNOW when that happens that I should just walk away and leave it alone....but this time I didn't. I tried to "force" it and when I do that it never looks good.
Today's painting is a prime example of that! You may remember this disaster of a painting. Later I showed you the same painting after I gessoed over the face.
A couple of days ago I decided to drag her out again and see what would happen. It just went from being very bad to just plain AWFUL!
One of the problems is that I'm "attached" to the background. I know it but I still can't seem to do anything about it.
This is the only part that I really like! The face is horrendous! For some reason she just doesn't want to be here on this canvas. So this painting is going to get gessoed over completely and I'll try something else.
Some days I really question my abilities! I seem to be either "hot" or "cold" when it comes to adding color to faces. I can draw a face, no problem (although you wouldn't know it to look at this one!)....but when it comes to color and shading I'm just not there. I know all the "rules"....I have watched a ton of videos on the subject....but none of it is sinking in to this thick skull of mine.
I'm linking to Paint Party Friday because I think it's important to show when things go really bad. Maybe someone else will benefit from my mistakes. So go take a look at some good paintings over at Paint Party Friday. I'll continue to frustrate myself!