Sunday, February 20, 2011

Finished....for real

Yea! I'm done, really this time. It's even signed.

I worked on his eye again because it just didn't seem right. The only way that I know it's really right this time is because I can walk away from it and when I come back later to study it with a fresh eye, nothing stikes me as looking wonky.

I've been doing that all day. Fixing a lid line, moving an eyebrow just a tad over, moving the corner of the eye out, etc and every time I came back to see it again something else looked wrong. Well this version finally passed the walk-away-and-look-at-it-later test. I'm so glad, because I am heartily sick of this portrait now. I want to put it in a drawer and not look at it again for a long time.

But I'll get over that soon though. I'll think it was worth all the pain to get it done and I'll even start to like it again. :-)


  1. Well done and congratulations Lupe on a brilliant piece.
    Your work is so amazing. Love it.

  2. Thank you so much! I'm so glad to have completed it. Now it's on to finish my other in-work pieces :-)