Try­ing out so­lu­tions

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The struc­ture of the light and shadow is al­most done, but at this point in my process I like to ex­per­i­ment a lit­tle with my paint­ing. For ex­am­ple, should I have the woman’s eyes look­ing at the viewer? The left pic­ture demon­strates how this would look, while the im­age on the right re­veals a dap­pled light ef­fect that might make the com­po­si­tion look more vivid.

The fin­ished paint­ing

It turns out that nei­ther op­tion works. My ini­tial de­sign is still the best. Dur­ing the fi­nal stages I usu­ally step away from the paint­ing and do some­thing else. When I come back I’ll have fresh eyes on my paint­ing. Since all my other so­lu­tions didn’t work out I fin­ish the paint­ing ac­cord­ing to my orig­i­nal idea. And that, in a nut­shell, is my paint­ing process.

May 2016

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