First of all thanks so much my friends for the kind thoughts, made my hubby smile, he has a couple of rough weeks ahead so your encouragement and thoughts are really appreciated by both of us.
Dappled Light is my latest mixed media piece, primarily acrylic with some pastel accents over it. I love the palette colors of ultramarine blue, teal and sap green. I decided to put the background in hoping it looked a bit like the garden leaves. I had originally planned to do flowers in her hair, but decided I didn't like it so quickly wiped it off. Thanks to Alex Lee Johnson at PMP for another fabulous shot.
I heard an interesting thought on portraits - that basically it is a problem somewhere between the eyes and the mouth. That you really don't need to obsess on the nose and mouth but just "nail" one of the eyes. Humans, when we look at each other, actually only see one eye, that is what we tend to focus on. The other thing is when we look at pictures of ourselves, self portraits, FaceTime etc, we don't think it looks like us. That is because it isn't how we see ourselves in the mirror, so it looks wrong. Also one of the ways people can tell if a self portrait is done by using a mirror (live) or using a photo is the intensity of the gaze. If working from life the gaze gets captured as you really study the image in the mirror. I have never attempted a self portrait, maybe I will try. But rest pretty assured, you will never probably see it.
Thanks much for taking a look and have a super day.