This is very tough. I am trying to make sure I build the form of her face and keep the flesh tones fresh in the direct sunlight.
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Here is today's art therapy.
One problem I have when doing larger work is maintaining a disciplined approach. I often put the work down for a while and come back to it. I tell myself I need to look at it with fresh eyes.(I should call this blog the art of procrastination) I come back sometimes weeks later and make a little more progress. Then put it down again. This can go on and on, until I either finish or decide it is not worth it. What a bad habit to fall into.
Here's why: First, as time passes, I loose interest for the piece. Second, I am still learning and developing, my painting style seems to change rapidly. When I come back to a painting that I put aside, my painting style doesn't fit the painting any more. Both of these result in not finishing my larger work.
So here is my new commitment written in blood (Ok it's only red text): From this day forward I will only paint in a continuous disciplined manner, with the goal of completing each larger piece of work in one week (or maybe two).