Another example of my letting go and allowing some truth to come through.
I had a master plan on this painting. This was the quick beginning that I was planning to add to.
I had an image of someone already in my head ....kind of a "Bring it" moment... courage, in the moment....no fear. An idea that kept presenting itself, and I wanted to capture it, in a painting.
So a friend of mine graciously said yes to model for the painting.
(even though it was totally out of his comfort zone)
This quick beginning, the part I thought was just a rough draft to what was to come....well, this was the "jewel". This was the gift I was given that day, but I threw it away!!! I painted over top of this....and let's just say, it was an epic fail. After this start...I tried to paint a look that wasn't there. I tried to paint a person that wasn't there....ignored the kindness, playful nature, more vulnerable look coming back at me.
I'm so glad I took a photo of the painting... before I began my painful effort of "Trying" to paint something that wasn't there.
This is a painting of the person that was in front of me.
I was so lost in my "idea", that I didn't see....
I got what I'm usually after, I tapped into a tiny piece of the guy in front of me.
A good lesson for me,
stay open...let go...things may not go as planned, and that's a good thing!!!
Thank you for looking!
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