Week 24 - June 13th 2014
This particular painting has been sitting in my to be painted pile since early february, and was inspired by, of all things, an Aldi catalogue. (Aldi is a supermarket like Europe's Lidl's)
So this was the start of the Tea-Cup Pirate, and at first she wasn't co-operating at all, the paint dried too quickly to blend properly, (being winter in Australia the heater in the studio is on constantly)
So I had to work quicker, which irritated me to no end.
But this always happens to me at this stage, I think I should call it the 'ugly phase' of my paintings.
This part is my reward. My favourite. FAVOURITE, part of painting girls is their eyes. I can, and have! spent hours getting them just right! But for me this is where my painting becomes some else.
So now her nose isn't quite so sticky out, in a weird straight, no bumps way + the pirate patch is done.
A little more work on her hands
And I finished off this week, with her dress.
I am unsure as to where I will go with her now. Her hair, in particular is frustrating me, I think I need to re think the style, or maybe it needs to be bigger?
I am thinking this could be one of those times that I just need to be brave and leap with out thinking too hard about it.
What do you think?
Have a great weekend
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