The title “Faded” was created when I was developing the composition for this painting. Originally the figure and the background was going to be faded together with lots of subtle tone.
That didn’t happen so the title really doesn’t match.
Regardless I’m going to keep the title as is because I really don’t like coming up with a title after the face. It seems forced. I want the motive for the painting to start at the beginning and be there before the painting is even started. Everything should grow from the motive.
The real motive behind this painting is all about the texture and skin. I want to breath as much life into it as possible.
For some reason I’m always thinking of Michelangelo’s Creation of Adam on the Sistine Chapel when I look at this painting. Strange that he depicted the scene with two men when the creation of life is the domain of women…