This painting started with me looking through some old photos I have of my family and puzzling over one of a mystery woman probably taken in the late 1800's. I think that's probably why this painting feels more old fashioned than any of my others.
Acrylic painting on 8 x 10 wrapped canvas
I thought it was finished the day before, but I hadn't really done much with the background. Daniel convinced me to put the same kind of care into the rest of the painting that I put into the face. At first, I wasn't thrilled because nothing fascinates me as much as the faces do. But then, I am glad I -- reluctantly, he'll tell you (or did he say kicking and screaming ;)) -- took his advice. And strangely enough, I had as much fun with the background as I did with the face. I guess it's just a matter of focus...
Yesterday, I sketched out my next painting and I like it! Another one that's very different. This is so exciting to me!!
Wishing you a most wonderful Friday - I'm planning to visit your blogs today!