Not sure how I feel about this painting.

The colours aren’t right, the eyes are too far apart, the nose is too long, and the whole thing has a flat feeling to it… but, it’s the first thing I’ve painted for a while now and that feels good.

It was also a fairly brief effort only involving an hour or so Sunday morning and another hour Sunday night. So, I could probably put it’s shortcomings down to polish… although that’s not quite right.

I think the real problem was that I was not very confident. This is rather apparant in the “flatness” of the image. It doesn’t feel right to put bold change in colour down on the canvas, but it needs to be there. Something I need to keep reminding myself about painting is the need to be resolute: if you see it, paint it.

4 thoughts on “Painting”

  1. Really? Only an hour? What things to paint do you have gathered that let you do it so easily without the hassle and frustration of finding this and that? What kinds of supplies, even?

  2. It was actually around 2-3 hours total time (“an hour or so Sunday morning and another hour Sunday night”).

    It’s just acrylic paint on a medium-sized canvas. It dries quickly and I can put down quite a few layers in a short period of time.

    The content of the painting meant that I could paint it fairly quickly. It’s really just a few large areas of colour and then a few detailed areas.

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