I did this painting for Lisa. She is crazy for head/figure paintings of people who have some type of leprous looking skin disease. Well, take a suck a this, Leffel.
Ok, I may have stretched the truth like a bungee here. With a few minutes left of painting from a model I tried a monochrome drawing that turned into a steaming pile of failure. I couldn’t tell her hair from her scarf. When I got home I was going to wipe it down, but decided to “colorize” the piece on a lark.
I semi ignored what was already down and modified the shapes as well as color. Now I kind of like this piece but can’t say why. Maybe it is the combination of warm and cool? I’m trying to come up with a design idea to finish it, but I have a feeling I may carry the failure to a new level by continuing.
I think I will add a neckerchief and maybe a few small white blossoms in the sky. This has every indication of heading south but I’ve got balls abatch; I’m going for it.