Day 13 - Josh - Lessons Learned
This past summer I went to Utah to visit my son James and help his wife Angela after surgery.
Josh, 3, and I took a drive into town and stopped at the town square in Tremonton where they had a very nice war memorial.
I snapped this pic of Josh as he looked at a giant statue of a soldier in front on a stone monument.
I struggled with this painting, I like it,
but I'm also disappointed.
It doesn't look like Josh.
Josh had on a blue shirt in the original pic,
but it was just too much blue,
(that from a Kentucky fan)
so I changed it to red.
One of the things I learned was you have to study your subject very closely. I knew something was off, but couldn't figure it out. Then I realized Josh's head was too small.
In the pic it was out over his shoulder more.
There's several problems with it still,
but I can't fix it.
It's still not signed, so maybe tomorrow,
but I have to move on to another figure/portrait painting.
This is all new to me, so I have to call it done,
learn from it
and move on.
Those are my Lessons Learned from this painting.