This is a painting that I finished at the end of 2016, but didn't manage to take photos of until recently.
It's another big one -- about 3 feet by 3 feet.
It's so difficult to convey scale through photos on the internet, so I hope these photos with me and my hand help you "get" the size of it.
It's also a painting with a ton of texture!
As you might be able to infer from yesterday's painting. I'm a little bit in love with shine these days. Can you see the glitter in the detail photo above?
Well, I sprayed this funky glitter spray I had in my stash over portions of the painting to give it some serious shine.
It's surprisingly subtle for glitter. (Isn't that a funny sentence?)
For me, this painting feels like a companion to this painting:
These are the similarities I see:
- Same size.
- Similar composition -- enlarged face slightly shifted to the right.
- Blue eyes.
- Similar colors.
- Lots of texture on both.
- Other than the eyes, the features are mostly indicated rather than outlined.
- Paint drips all over.
These are the differences I see:
- The painting on the left has a more "finished" look.
- The teeth make the painting on the right feel goofy, where the painting on the left feels calmer somehow.
- The incredibly light blue eyes (right) are slightly creepy. Darker blue eyes seem more natural.
- There is more "white space" in the painting on the left.
- The moods of the two paintings are different even though the techniques and colors are very similar.
- The jaw line of the painting on the left is more clearly defined.
Do you see some things that I missed? I'd love to know!
Thanks for stopping by!