|Reflections. Impression of Lauren in Charcoal.|
Fuzzy photo. dappled light. double exposure. dreamy eyes. stillness. reflective reflections.
A busy day; yet I have found/ been blessed with 2 hours to do this art. I could keep fiddling. But I think at this stage I am doing just that... being charcoal, it is forgiving, but yet I could completely kerstuffer it... that's my technical term term for 'over work it'. Good enough to warrant framing? I don't know. yet. maybe.
Thursday was: wet. cold. rainy. dentist. shopping. artsy creative. birthday dinner out.
4 hours later... back from dinner out ( yummo Indian), and re-looking at this portrait I see one eye is slightly smaller than the other. I've already re-touched one eye lid. But what I need to ask myself is - does it matter? Does it resemble the person? Do you get a feel for who they are? Does it speak to the audience? I can only hope. I know I'm starting to like what I do. And that in itself is something.
I've always believed that realism in art is non-essential. For me, what the art has to say, and what it evokes in the viewer was far more important.
My realisation for today: reflecting the beauty within is more important than a photo perfect image