“Inspiration Visits” 6×6 oil on canvas
This is my attempt to put some of my day 7 flowers on a figure. Sometimes for the faces I use a reference photo, usually from pinterest. And sometimes, I just make up the face entirely, which is what I did today.
I don’t usually have an idea about what I want the person to look like, I just start putting eyes where I know they go and let the other features follow. The person looks different every time, and I am always a little surprised by how they come out.
Today’s painting is less soft than my others this month. She has an intensity I really enjoy. I know the flowers and the bird can tend to go in a more sentimental direction, but, in this piece, I think they come across as strong.
This is the first piece this month that I’m not sure is really finished. I may give it another look in a day or two and see if there are some strokes to add. But for now, this is my little day 9 offering. I’d love to know your thoughts.
All my paintings from the month will be available February 3 at the gallery and online February 6.
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Written by Denise Hopkins
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