21 July 2018

Wet Paint: Portrait Painting of An Artist

I continue posting on this blog because I like the format and I know lots of you like it, too.  The popularity of blogs is not what it used to be, but it's nice to offer commentary in more depth than other social media platforms.

But I am also posting over on Instagram on a more frequent basis, if you wish to keep current with my work.  That platform is image-driven, which I also like.  Posting is quicker.  More studio time :D

My instagram address is:   https://www.instagram.com/candacexmoore/

Today's post is a portrait of a friend, the artist Marla Epstein.  I gave Marla this portrait for her birthday a while ago.  She's a patient person.  I am not posting the progression because the early stages of this piece were not very appealing. But I stuck with it and I'm happy with the final result.   I learned a huge amount, including the importance of working through the "ugly stage" of a painting.  In my experience, most paintings have one. 

I am including a few detail pics below for your interest, too.

If you have a moment, I'd like to hear you opinion on blogs versus other social media platforms.  Do you like them? Do you care?  Do you have a preference?  Should I keep this blog current?  Thanks for visiting.

In Between, oil on linen, 24x30"

"In Between" detail
"In Between" detail