It's funny because it's both self-deprecating and sincere.
Monday, August 15, 2011
Painting 092 - 7/31
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Oil on gessoboard
Dear Jenna, GET THE DRAWING RIGHT BEFORE YOU PAINT. The shape of my face is correct here, but my right eye is sliding off of the side of my face and my nose is just wrong wrong wrong. And my lips are liver-colored, but that has more to do with me failing at color than failing at drawing. In general, I need to learn my lesson and stop attempting paintings in natural light until I have a better grasp on subtle lighting and the resulting palette.
I'm not convinced it's an improvement from last month's self portrait. I need to combine the two of them at the end of this month to be successful.