Monday, May 23, 2011

Real Faces Don't Have Blue Splotches

"My Favorite Critic"
Acrylic on Masonite,  5x7," c. Catherine Vines
This is a palette-knife painting, done ala prima.  In spite of its resemblance to the sitter, he complains about the colors in the face. Especially the blue. Go figure.
Over the years we have discovered many differences in our artistic sensibilities. 
He prefers symmetry; me, not at all. 
He prefers realistic colors; you know where I stand on that one. 
He prefers landscapes; while occasionally I would like to be able to paint one, they don't hold the fascination of faces.
But I still prefer him. Go figure.

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