This week’s Let’s Face It lesson was an easily digested bonus lesson from Muriel Stegers. The last lesson of hers led me to paint the Girl with Bronze Eyes and I noted that I kept drawing the same type of face over and over. I, therefore, made a conscious effort to draw a different type of face, rounder, softer, broader, maybe a bit younger.
I chose my colours based on the flowers that are blooming in my garden, especially the azaleas and rhododendrons, because I am enjoying seeing everything bursting into bold life during this grey and soggy spring. She’s the colour of May. I used the purple for the shadows in her skin tones. I cannot decide whether I think that is effective or not. I need to ruminate on that a little longer. I do think I achieved my personal goal of painting a rounder face.