Daily Archives: December 30, 2023

Checking it twice, thrice, four times, etc

As the painting came closer to completion, I would take a photo of it and the composite together so that I could more easily compare the two. Taking a photo for some reason helps us artists see more clearly what may be wrong. I’m not sure why, but most of my artists friends agree. I also began using my proportioner to measure individual bits on the composite and see if I had it right in the painting. I can’t tell you how many times I went back and forth, back and forth, on the nose and on the lips. With each adjustment I felt like I was getting closer to a likeness.