Patrick: Finished

After 141 Sessions of work on this painting I’m calling it finished.

The journey on this painting has been long and I’ve learned a ton.I’ve learned how to stick with a painting for multiple months and keep interest in it. I’ve learned all kinds of new ways to apply paint and many different mixtures of colors that I never previously tried. Above all I’ve learned that what I’m trying to say in my art is paramount.

Before this painting I had a completely different idea of where I wanted to take my art and now I’m coming very close to my purpose as an artist. The more I look at this painting the more I love it and it’s completion fills me with excitement and motivation to start the next portrait.

As I look back over the last 4 or 5 major works that I have completed I see a definite upward progression in quality and message. It’s super motivating when I think that every painting I do is better than the last, it makes me want to do nothing but art all day every day!

 

Detail

 

What went well?

I finished this painting of Patrick and I think it’s my best painting yet!

What didn’t go so well?

The biggest problem with this painting is that the brushwork is not unified throughout the painting. Over the months I experimented a lot with this work and it shows if you look.

What did I learn?

See above, I learned a ton.

 

Today’s Sketch

2 Comments

    • Thanks Rob! I worked my butt off on this one. As soon as I get out of my drawing phase and back into portraits I hope to surpass the love an emotion I put in to Patrick’s painting.

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