SOLD (24x24in on Stretched Canvas)
It’s a cold Saturday and I had the whole afternoon free. Since I was lazy yesterday I had no excuse not to paint today. Ever since finishing my own self portrait, I’ve had this image in my head of a Native American with similar background colors. Don’t ask me why. What I really loved about the self portrait were the dull colors in my sweater contrasted by the bright, cheery colors of the background. I thought I could get the same effect with this guy. This painting took two tries. I actually had a whole different Native American dressed up in PowWow garb and dancing in the attempt before this one, and I LOVED his pose! But for a few reasons I just didn’t like the composition.
Paint over. Try again. Sometimes you just have to do that when it’s not worth trying to “photoshop” it.