Art writer Paul Gardner wrote “A painting is never finished, it simply stops in interesting places.” Oscar should have been finished a couple of weeks ago, but I kept touching it. Now it’s worse. I’m stopping here, in these interesting places.
I had to add hair. And glasses (since that’s how most people see me). I usually have an unruly mess of random hair strands falling out of my hat to the side, so I just went with that. Another one down. Yea.
I figured this painting would either work up really fast, or I’d spend an eternity on little details that are completely unnecessary (that would be the normal way I paint). Thankfully, the former seems to be the case, and I’m just having fun with this. Now, to finish the white, is all…
OK, I started this painting at least two years ago. I hope it’s not another two before I finish it. (So, I worked on the jersey a little.) Did I mention that I’m a slow painter?
Been meaning to do this for a while. Although there are other pieces higher on the list, it called…
I say finished, but really, it’s more a case of me needing to move on. I could spend an eternity on every painting, always seeing the details that were added wrong or differently than intended or perhaps never even added, at all. There is always a correction to be made, another brushstroke to be added.Continue reading “Clare, Finished ~ I think”
Hm. Had meant to post more updates as the painting was progressing. Now it’s almost done. Oops. It’s interesting to me that as a holistic practitioner, I am trained to see the whole body – or, the sum of its parts – rather than focusing on just a part; and yet, in painting, I findContinue reading “Clare Progression”