Those who have watched this blog for a while know I've never been able to paint a good portrait of our youngest granddaughter. Just couldn't do it for some reason. Not for lack of trying. I think I've tried about 5-6 times in portrait and all of them are either tossed in the trash or kept but not quite right.
Well, I never give up. Too stubborn or too stupid, I guess! And I'm trying one more time...with a different photo.
I changed the dance outfit from solid black to a pretty Prussian Blue so it wasn't so stark against her skintones. And I'm trying trying trying not to get too many clown colors in her face and keep it light (for some reason, I see so many colors in her face and I get too much color in her little girl face).
We'll see what happens...
Just to keep myself from overworking and doing too much on this one, I'll start another portrait while letting this one rest. (This is the second version of this one, the first worked to death and torn up and in the trash yesterday - I'd made her look like a big, black toad with an overlong nose and a strange mouth. Sometimes you have to paint a lot of dogs before you get one worth keeping.)