Well, I do have a couple I could post, but I'm struggling with a face on a large canvas. This is a really special, to me, project. I started it in 2009 when my only nephew graduated from college. It has been sitting on an easel ever since.
I decided to finish it this week and all went well, really well, until I got to his face. It is so bad, I have actually wished I knew an artist that could come over and paint in his face for me.
Finally, my wise daughter told me to slow down. I didn't need to finish it this week, after all, it has been sitting on an easel for 4 years!
I'm going to show you my pitiful attempts at his face and you can see for yourself.
This poor guy looks like he is wearing a Freddie Kruger mask. His nose has been amputated and his neck is enlarged with a goiter. Oh dear, what a mess!
So, I got out the paint and tried again.
He is better, but just not something you'd really want hanging on your wall. You know what I mean?
I wish his face was smaller, but I began the background 4 years ago and cannot rework that now. Or can I? Think I'll take a look at that!
This is when Mary Ellen said, slow down, Mom!
Hos did she get so wise?
I am going to continue to work on him. Who knows, maybe something will work if I keep at it! And maybe not. There are no guarantees when it comes to painting and every artist has a barrel full of rejects.
Thanks for looking.