I have been working on a couple of projects that I just can't seem to get right. I always seem to get to a point on a painting where I keep working on it, hoping to make it better. The more I mess with it, the less I like it. That is the struggle I have- I need to know how to lay down the paint perfectly the first time or else it just gets worse. Any suggestions?
I finished a triple portrait I started last week- one of the problem pieces. I was mostly working on values and tones, trying to make the faces look dimensional, while still keeping the likeness. I may have made a mess in the process. Not to mention the fact that I can't seem to get a good photo of it. Perhaps I will wait a few days for it to dry and scan it.
Many of you have probably heard our news- we're gonna have a baby! -and that helps (or hurts, I guess) in the area of not getting inspired. I have been very tired and queasy all day long and I can't seem to sit still long enough to really think about painting. My sense of smell is a little more heightened, too, so the paints themselves are kinda making me sick! Perhaps I will try a watercolor or something less stinky to try to get my inspiration back.
I have my first doctor's appointment on Monday, where I will hopefully find out when baby Brady will be due. I'll keep you posted on all that.