Study of my granddaughter, Emma
Okay...so, the old man is getting old, frustrated that eyes begin to fail. I need to stop for that reason. I will make some minor anatomical adjustments next time I paint when I have fresh eyes. A few tweaks make all the difference to better capture the likeness..
Here are a number of images where I stop...but also, realized I had the eyes up too high giving her a more mature look. Thus you see one pic of me scraping it out. There were times in my classroom I would scrape an area out on purpose for my paint students, leaving them agasp...but it was important they understood my time is not what is sacred, but the work receiving its due. Excellence is not an accident...and even with years experience we sometimes lose touch with what should have been done. Then, you will see a pic of my repainting the eyes. Hope you find this of interest...
8"x 6" oil on paper