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Tuesday, September 13, 2016

Day 13 - Josh - Lessons Learned

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. 




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I'm a nature artist and I love to paint old barns, rivers and lakes, trees and fence rows. I work almost daily trying to improve my art and all that entails. I try to learn all I can from others and from the earth itself by being aware of all God has created and its beauty. You can purchase paintings by contacting me at slgraves6@gmail.com. You can also purchase through my gallery website at www.riverrungallery.com . Thank you so much for stopping by.