The picture above is the original photo, a rather stern look. Then I added a somewhat smiling look in the lighter part of the face (middle photo). The darker eye is still the same. Then (top) I added a twisted half mouth (disgust?) and finally a somewhat concerned or troubled forehead, photo in the previous blog post. Needless to say, I am working in Photoshop.
Below is the painting of the combination man / woman. I am now adding some layers of varnish to create softness and yellow touch, as well as glossiness to the surface. However, this work may need an explanation and therefore I am a bit unsure of how it will work. Maybe I have to abandon this project? Trial and error?
The photo below is a new painting I have started. It is a combination brother and sister. I am building it up in a totally different way and I don’t know where it will take me. As I said above, I am losing a bit of faith in this project, so it may just become a simple exercise in painting, better enjoy it while I can…? In a way I kind of like it as it is right now, but it is better up close than at a distance, so I may have to do something more.