Sometimes happy accidents happen in art. “Choose Joy” was one such accident. I had been working on six or so faces on wood panels at once. The other five had already gotten their preliminary coat and I was ready to do just one more… but I was nearly out of time. Wanting to at least use the paint on my palette, I decided to hurry and just rough in my lights and darks with the leftover paint. This quick, rough painting was so much better than the other five! I was so happy with my rough painting that I left it with just some minor touch ups and work on the eyes.
I also like how the face doesn’t fit on my board. It helps to really focus on the face instead of the setting. I will have to remember that.
The trick will be trying to repeat the process. Maybe set a timer so I have to hurry?