Sunday, May 15, 2011

Immigrant Girl

Isn't a face the hardest thing to paint?

The lesson I learned with my first portrait was not to look at it as a face.  It's not an eye, it's a shape and colors... It's not a nose, it's just shapes and colors.  It's not a mouth, it's onlly shapes and colors...
Then... you leave the room for a minute, come back, and voila... a face has appeared on the canvas!

"Immigrant Girl" was the very first painting I ever sold to someone I didn't know.

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