July 02, 2013



Oil on canvas - 16" x 20"

So this was my first try at doing a subject from life and setting it all up myself. This is Kim, a friend from church that I'd asked to pose for me. I always thought she had a great look, kind of mysterious, but very lovely and honest. I don't know that I did her justice. The flower arrangement could have been better thought out and I think more in general could have been done with the composition. I'm also not certain about the handling of the skin. Not enough variety of edges, I think. It's easy for me to be very self-critical about a piece like this, but again a great experience I think towards doing better paintings in the future.

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