"Paintings have a life of their own that derives from the painter's soul." Vincent Van Gogh
Thursday, March 9, 2017
Portrait Practice as a WIP
Portrait practice, alla prima, oil on linen sheet
Loose oil sketch directly on canvas establishing light and shadow
Mostly done but I decided to add a quick pinkish background
Finished - oil on linen, 12 x 16
I did this portrait today as I am having a crisis of subject matter - nothing seems to be catching my imagination and demanding to be painted. When that happens (and it does from time to time) I tend to fall back on the basics and wait for inspiration to hit.