So I can only work on one painting for so long. I am working on my school project, which is a huge portrait, but I needed a break after working on it most of the day. I decided to take an old painting I did in ’06 that I really had no need for anymore and paint over it. I wanted to try doing a portrait without worrying about how perfect it looked. I have a really hard time just painting loosely. I have to make it look exactly like I see it. Of course, this little exercise didn’t really help me… I still obsessed over the details.
I didn’t want to use flesh color so I painted the Halloween portrait I made in Photoshop. I used acrylic on canvas. The canvas was only 8×6″ so it didn’t take me too long. About 4 1/2 hours.
You can sort of see the old painting underneath. I didn’t bother painting over it completely.
Kinda looks like a cross between the Joker and Michael Jackson now :p
And here it is finished. Not as “loose” as I wanted it, but it looks good. It was a nice break.
So what did I learn? I can paint anything I can make in Photoshop. This is really good news.