work in progress
self portrait II
The picture above is where i am currently at.
This second attempt at a self portrait has given me little rest over the last few days.
I feel there is still much work to do to complete it.
I tried to start this again the night before last, however realised it was impossible for me to even contemplate picking up a brush due to the intense concentration and emotions experienced with the first portrait.
There were many lessons learnt i felt through the first painting and after some thought, restless sleep thinking about what needed to be tackled, and after a little rest yesterday afternoon, i'm giving it another go... improving it in areas which i felt needed more careful attention.
I am posting here my progress so far, so as to remember this for next time.
It's a more controlled render than the first, and has a different 'spirit', nevertheless it is also an experience and am building on my skills in watercolour.
There is some pressure when posting a work in progress, and this is a lesson also, one i welcome as with all my wips. Having said that, this one i feel most vulnerable about, however it is something i am compelled to push myself through at the moment despite how tired i feel.
I want to thank those of you who were so kind to leave thoughts on my first portrait, here and on RB, and my replies to you each individually are pending - for this i sincerely apologise! I felt very vulnerable and exposed posting it, so your encouragement and kindness by way of these supportive comments have gone a long way in making me feel a little stronger to start this one.