You know I love pushing myself from time to time, sometimes stepping so far out of my comfort zone that it’s frightening. So, yes, this Woman With Flowers might be a bit scary, but I’m actually quite fond of her. She represents my first attempt at painting a person in oils, and I’m happy that I at least got something on the canvas that resembles a human being.
I made no real attempt to paint her hands and that was fine with me. Mostly I wanted to focus on shapes and colors, especially in her face and hair.
I love landscape painting, but I also enjoy figure drawing, and I do want to paint human figures. It’s going to mean learning a lot of new skills, and I’m excited for the challenge.
I’m happy with this first attempt. It’s taken me two years to get brave enough to try this first people oil painting. I wonder how long it will be before I get up the gumption to try another.