Tuesday, January 10, 2017

Day 10 - Squinting in the Bright Sun

Squinting, Acrylic on Gessoed Mat Board, 10"x7"

Day 10 - 30 Paintings in 30 Days Challenge

Yikes! This was a hard one to do! In the photo, this gentleman was strongly lit from the side causing him to squint in the bright sun. He also has very deep-set eyes with relatively dark skin resulting in the effect of dark circles around the eyes when he squints. I went back and forth with various levels of pigment and line-work around the eyes. I finally decided I'd done enough and it was time to move on. I will likely try this one again sometime, but not today.

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