I know it’s been a little while since I posted last. Unfortunately. I’ve been busy with activities of daily living. And like the commercial says., life comes at you fast. I promised that when I finally. Competed the updated portrait of my wife I would keep you posted as to my progress. Well, I’m happy to inform you that despite a few distractions, stops, and starts, it’s done. This won’t be a lengthy post since I’ve already discussed my technique here. This is just to fully compare and contrast between my previous painting and the most recent effort.
Here is a contrast between my original painting and the photo of my wife that started it all…at the ripe old age of 23. A while back I decided I wanted to see how much my portrait skills had improved, hence the updated painting. I chose a background color closer to the color of the original photo, and I could see right away that my skin tones, contrasts of light and shadow, as well as my depiction of hair had all improved.
Now that I can see the two side by side, I realize that there are some aspects of the original painting that were pretty good also. All in all, I’d say it was a job well done. That’s pretty much gonna do it for this time.I promise that next go round I’ll have a much more in depth post where I’ll be discussing some of the philosophy behind my work. See you then.