Tuesday, June 2, 2015

Painting in Progress: "Cold", Oil, 14" x 11"

I started this painting of my daughter after the last snowstorm of the year - it was already spring, but I guess that's normal these days.  I put the painting aside so that I could view it with fresh eyes the next time I sit down to fine tune it.  I would like to complete it this week.

I definitely want to lighten the background and gray it down, so that it moves into the distance.  Most importantly, I need to do another pass on the face.  The eye area needs to be softened-up and the highlights need to be added on the face.   The less important areas of the painting, like the snow in the background and her ears, will be left "as is', with just an initial lay-in of color.

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