This is the latest in my series for the upcoming group show. You may recall that I was worried about my technique becoming too tight? It turns out I had no need to worry! Many artists feel that when they are becoming too detail orientated and too.. hindered in their flow then it is good to do some loosening exercises. For me, it appears the opposite is the case. I got soo tired of tiny tight detail with the baronial portrait that I leapt out and this was the result!
At first, I didn’t like this piece. I was uncertain about the sketchy technique. then, as the painting evolved it surprised me. I found I was actively enjoying the process, almost like a participant. The results almost shocked me in the end. it was a whole new treatment of this technique and another whole new look. I was so energized and elated with the results.
There comes a moment when you step back and look at your work and it has all come together. That moment is one of the best feelings in the world. I got that with this piece. I was in the zone.