I started today’s session confused on what to do, even though I’m working very slowly on this I’m still having trouble starting on something…

I ended up working on the left eye. I think my confusion is because my original ideas don’t seem to be working the way I wanted. Plus I’m not understanding how to depict the form of the head in space the way I want.

I think the next session I’m going to sit in front of the painting for a bit and figure out what needs to happen with a small section, focus my efforts and concentration and just work on that.


  • Session: 2116
  • Work: 1505
  • Width: 17"
  • Height: 30"
  • Medium: Oil
  • Location: Home
  • Art Time: 0.5
  • Creative Time:



One Response

  1. I think the work you did to the eye improves the painting. I don’t know what it was about the eyes previously, but they didn’t capture you remotely. I felt they looked like a zombie’s eyes. The detailing is bringing your portrait more to life, personally.

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Chris Beaven

I am an Artist and a programmer currently living in the amazing state of Washington. I have a passion for art, but I'm stubborn as hell with it. My day is complete only when I do some piece of art each day, no matter how small. "There was a dream that was Rome. You could only whisper it. Anything more than a whisper and it would vanish, it was so fragile."