Sunday, May 18, 2014

Retouching an old painting

This little painting has been with me since I left Saudi Arabia, but I hadn't looked at it lately.  When I saw it yesterday I saw a bunch of things I wished I'd done differently as I was painting it. I usually try to leave a painting alone once I've finished it - and certainly once it's been framed - but this particular one was so much in need of help that I pulled it out of the frame and went to work on it.

I heightened the contrast and deepened the shadows and I'm happy with the effect. I'll put it back in its frame now, and resume work on the portrait of Keith and Nathan Miller.

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