|#9 - Blue in the Face, 6x6", Oil on Gesso MDF Board|
Well, I gave myself a task to paint a face in less than one hour. I used a reference from a mug shot, but substantially changed the likeness. I liked the face and the look of studied indifference.
Once I decided to run with it, I saw what paint I had left on my palette from my last painting, and impulsively decided to make the face blue. I had a lot of blue left over. One thing led to another and the guy ended up looking a little under the weather, like he had a bad fish taco or something.
One of these days, I'll settle down and get focus, but right now this feels like I'm a kid in a candy shop and I keep bouncing from one idea to the next. I am enjoying to ability to risk, but not take a lot of risks because the paintings are small and don't take a long time to resolve.
This one did end up taking more than an hour, but not much more. It was pretty fun to do, too.
More faces? Maybe. I might even try this one again in more traditional colors.
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