I'm getting back in the studio a little bit. My daughter started her new job yesterday (and seems to like it) so I had the day to myself. I had been thinking about re-doing one of my older paintings. It was one from back in 2009 when I first took Mystele's Gut Art class...one of the best classes I've ever taken, by the way. I never did like the face on the painting but just never took the time to change it.
Here's the old version:
The eyes are terrible...much too big and buggy.
And I wasn't crazy about the background either.
So I went to work on her....
Since I always thought of her as either in a yoga pose or meditating I decided to close her eyes and make her more peaceful.
She looks much better with this face although her hair is really BIG! And I like the toned down background a lot better, too.
When I got finished with her I got out another canvas...18" x 24"...and prepped it for another painting.