Pattie: Hair Refinement

There is a precarious balance between sharp and hard edges with hair, too sharp and it looks like straw, too soft and it’s cotton candy.

Lately the photos of the painting have been turning out quite awful and the edges I speak of can’t be seen well. In fact in this photo today most of the details of the hair cannot be seen at all. There is no substitute for seeing a painting in person, at least when my hope studio lighting is involved.

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