Worked on the fork and spoon, ice cream and raspberries.
Molten Chocolate With Gelato, © 2022, (click on image for larger view)
The model is wearing a lovely coral colored sweater, and it reflects back up on her face, so I thought I might as well paint it in the way it is. But in retrospect, I think it dominates the painting. I'm going to be using some muted greens for the ivy growing in the space behind her, so now it makes more sense to try to mix a deeper brick color that will also play off as a complement to the greens.Untitled Mulberry Street, © 2022, (click on image for larger view)
I can't seem to get in gear, but have been pushing myself to work anyway. I just hope I'm making good decisions instead of just throwing paint at the canvases.
I did add some color and texture to the sheep painting.
And also to the bouquet painting:
Recently I had the opportunity to meet with the friend whose image I'm using for this painting, and take some more detailed photos of her. This morning I prepared a skin color palette and went to work; while it still needs a lot of tweaking (you can be off by a millimeter on a facial feature and completely lose the likeness) it's a great improvement.