This weekend, two of my portraits are on exhibition at the Gosford Regional Art Show. This is the first time that I have entered into an art show and exhibited my work. So, I was really excited to win third prize with this portrait!
Now, on to the next project - I am busy, right now, doing preliminary sketches and photos for my next portrait. As always, the first idea develops and changes as the possibilities become reality.
I discarded my initial idea, as my subject was obviously uncomfortable with her pose. This is a really good sign that the portrait will fail to capture her personality, so I am rethinking how I need to portray her. A second sitting with a different subject produced the following photo.
With some adjustments, this could work, but I am still concerned that the composition lacks interest and focus. I have begun work on tonal studies and close up studies, but I will probably leave this to a future project, in order to develop the idea further.
In the meantime, I am working on a different theme. I will post next time with the pictures and sketches showing how the initial stages of this new portrait progress.