Friday, January 4, 2013

Portrait of a Señorita

This is the portrait that I was working on several months ago, and I honestly hated the way it was going.  I was rushing through it, which of course brought a lot of frustration. 

But today I returned to the portrait finally, and oiled it back up so I could touch it up and take my time with it.

The result of today's labor:

oil on canvas
36x24 inches

A lesson for all artists and those wanting to be artists:  Slow down.  Skipping crucial steps and trying to make short cuts will only result in a weak piece. 
Lesson for me as I move on to the next painting:  Work on patience.  Wish me luck.

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