Supposedly, that is something John Singer Sargent said. It may be true of this one, for me. This lovely girl is a good friend - or she was until I created this bad portrait of her :(
I certainly didn't mean to make her skin so muddy and her hair so helmet-like. And I didn't mean to ruin her eyes and overwork the paper there so much that I had to go in with watercolor pencil to get them even looking like eyes. It all just came out that way.
I will try again...but not while I'm still fighting a migraine. Sorry, T!!! And she'll forgive me because she is a friend :)