Because of the many values this was a difficult painting, but one in which I learned - again - the importance of comparing values throughout the painting. I squinted and scraped and repainted to achieve the results I wanted. I'm pleased with the outcome.
I never tire of painting faces. Although, we all have eyes, nose and mouth each face is unique and presents it's own challenges. When I began this series of mugshots I had no idea I would get to 119. With each painting I've learned something, sometimes technical, sometimes emotional. I hope to continue this journey with many more faces.
These paintings were accepted into Dutch Gallery's "Spring Reflections", their spring juried show. The second painting was abstracted from the first one and although I enjoyed painting both of them I have to say the abstract was more fun. The show runs from May14 to July 16. If you are in the Dallas area stop in and see some great art.