Friday, July 18, 2008

head study #13 10x8

I guess I needed a break from landscapes. I've been sitting in my studio (garage) after the sun goes down listening to podcasts of This American Life and Radio Lab and painting these self portraits. I'd paint other people, but my family members are usually not up for sitting still for an hour or two. I like the way this one turned out. It has a spontaneity that I strive for but rarely achieve. I turned off the light that shines on my palette so that it wouldn't interfere with the light on my head which made it hard for me to see much detail. This ended up working out okay for me. Detail is sort of my enemy right now.

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