I think the hardest thing for me to do when it comes to my 100 Portraits project is to actually stop painting the portraits. It irks me when I can’t get the likeness right and I want to keep working on it until I do. Which is a good thing to do in most cases but the point of this project is to do 100 portrait “studies”. It’s practice so it defeats the purpose if I spend too much time on one piece. That being said… each piece is taking longer to do then the last regardless. This might take me longer then a year to complete!
Let us look as some process pics of “A. Dunn Clarke”.
At this point I was “done”. I wanted to have red coming through a dark teal background but once I had done it, I realized I liked it better when it was just the red background. Even worse, the portrait looked nothing like Clarke! I knew what had to be changed to make it look like him but I had already put in a lot of hours. It was late at night and if I went back into it it would take another evening, completely defeating the purpose of the project!