I worked some more on the sky to soften it and added some pink tones to the water to better reflect the sky.
These three paintings are in various stages of completion: I just started the painting of the sheep today, while I am working to bring the painting of two male models to completion. Mike’s garden is pretty much done. The most difficult part of painting for me is finishing. I am not sure if it is the actual tasks involved or the anxiety it brings, but I feel aggravated. The questions I ask myself when I am trying to finish a painting add to the frustration. “Are you sure you are done?”; “Can you do better?”; and the old chestnut “Is it really good enough?”
Funded by the Russell J Efros Foundation’s Sprout grant. This is a portrait of Kristen Moldovan, who pitched for the Massapequa, NY team in the Junior Little League World Series in 2013.
While I wait to receive my Sprout grant, I am keeping busy
This painting started out a dark blob, as Maryanne said. I doubted I could describe and delineate the vegetables clearly enough. But after close observation, I put it all together. This is a picture of the Open Veggie Sandwich at Duck Soup in New Hope Pennsylvania. Carla makes it different each time she cooks it. The day I took the photo for this painting I thought her creation was particularly masterful. The pancake in the upper left corner looks good too.