April 7, 2012

Easter Duckling

Acrylic on Panel - 5 x 7 inches - NFS

My entry for the Daily Paintworks' Easter Challenge. It was one of my best portraits, last night. It was nice and loose, big brushstrokes of decisive color, not overworked etc.

Then came the dawn. This morning, as I was preparing to photograph it, I decided I needed to fix one of the eyebrows, so I pick up a little brush, after all, I was only fixing a little thing and didn't need to dirty a big brush. Before I knew it, I was adjusting everything.

What a can of worms. The only parts that still have the quality I was going for are the dress and the duck. Live and learn, I guess.

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