Title: The Joy of Reading
Size: 9 by 12 inches
This unfinished portrait shows my mom, enjoying a book on the couch.
I wasn't really sure how this project was going to go, but I feel like it's come a long way since that empty sheet of paper I started with. :)
I could, of course, spend this post moaning over the many things I feel I could have done better, but instead, I'm going to try and keep this positive.
I've never specialized in realism or anything involving a paintbrush, to be honest, but I really enjoyed working on this painting. I only had six colors of paint to start out (red, yellow, blue, green, white and ochre), so I had a lot of fun trying to create the perfect tones by mixing a bit of this and a dab of that. I didn't quite as far in with this painting as I would have liked, so I'm labeling it as "unfinished" for now and hoping I can find time to come back through and continue building up contrast.
All in all, I like how this painting went.