The painting I'm sharing with you this week has been pure joy to work on. The photo reference is from a website I visit often.... www.paintmyphoto.ning.com . If you love to draw or paint I would recomend membership, as it is a fabulous resourse. The photo itself is titled Sundays Best and is by Barbara Tester ...(http://paintmyphoto.ning.com/photo/sunday-best?context=user)
An artist friend of mine recently challenged me to 'push the boundaries' with my work. I chewed on his comment for awhile...which went something like this (very loosely paraphrasing) "your work is lovely, but you need to focus more on shadow, and emotion" . Well, this painting, still untitled, is an attempt at making 'more' of a photo.