I must be moving up in the world because I’ve graduated from canvas boards/panels to actual stretched canvases!
This one looks better as a .jpeg than it does as a painting, for some reason. I can’t say I’m incredibly happy with it, and that’s mostly because I think I started to treat the oil paint like watercolour*. I was so focused on keeping the skin pale – knowing that if I made it too dark I wouldn’t be able to fix it later, because, y’know, OILS – that I may have made this painting a little linseed-heavy. Consequently, I had tremendous trouble painting her eyes, eyelids, and eyelashes. Her hair is the only part of her which is actual meaty PAINT.
And ok, I may have exaggerated her wall-eyes.
Tomorrow: back to acrylics!
*Speaking of watercolours, I keep wondering if I should give them a go. I’m at the halfway point in the “30 in 30” challenge, and quite frankly, I’m getting a little bored**, and may need to change things up a bit.
**But honestly, how much novelty was I expecting when I decided to paint women’s faces for 30 days? Three eyes? A nose growing out the top of her forehead??