One of my New Year goals was to get back into oil painting so today I did just that. With the grocery shopping out of the way and a big basket of washing folded, I set up my painting gear and got stuck in.
I decided to continue working on the hands of the lady in my portrait. Painting hands is hard, very hard. It should be easy right? Wrong!! I took photos as I was working to see how I progressed.
|This is what I'm trying to paint.|
|Fat sausages on the right hand.|
|Not much of an improvement. I'm trying to create the shapes of the fingers on the right hand by shading.|
|Having trouble with that right hand.|
Obviously more work needs to be done on both hands. I can see some terrible problems with the left hand too. Looking at the close up of the photo of the picture (first photo), I can now see what I have done wrong with the right hand. The knuckles of the first and second fingers need fixing.
I spent about two hours painting today, I don't know where the time went but next thing it was time to assist (call out instructions to) Genevieve making dinner. Back to the easel tomorrow.