That said, I CAN finally knock out a fairly good representational portrait, so my skills have increased which is a good thing. But is it what I want to do, love to do the most? Not particularly.
I don't know what it all means...but I am giving myself permission to just paint faces any old way I feel like in the moment. Why give myself unnecessary and restrictive rules? I tell my students all the time, No Rules! So I must practice what I preach.
So what do you think about these faces?
Three painted in last couple of months. Quite different.
|Three different portraits of woman's faces. Which is my style? I say All of Them!|
|Colorful Portrait (was my goal)|
acrylic and pastel pencils
10 x 8 inches on textured canvas panel
Don't worry about style, just paint. Paint as much as you can, and paint whatever your heart desires. All the rest just falls into place - your style, your artistic calling, and the way forward. "Don't worry, be happy."
* I am really having a rough time taking GREAT pictures lately, so I may be looking for a new camera. Or just improve the photographer that I am (not). When you blog, images are really everything. The above pics by my phone.
Blessings and Paint On!