Thursday, November 17, 2016
The need to show this increased detail may come from somewhat of a lack of confidence on my part, as well as a need to see if I can render certain parts more realistically so that I will not be judged as someone less skilled than I might otherwise be assessed. I'm generally less comfortable showing my 'looser' work without explanation - - that it's somehow intentional, and that while I am capable of painting more realistically, ["better" ?] I just happen to prefer this particular work the way I have it ["unskilled" ?]. I hope that will go away in time, both the lack of confidence, and the fear of simplicity.
Above are details of a recent painting (which I showed in a sepia version in the last post). I'm not done with the jewelry, I have much more to do. See the sepia version for a general sense of how it looked before.