Day 14 of 31 Days of Art:
Tomato Girl Is Taking Shape


While I don't take commissions I DO take suggestions.  The girl above is a suggestion.  She still has a long way to go.  Someone saw the other masked tomato girl in the sideline and asked if I would make a painting like that.  I said, "I'll try to make something in the spirit of that but it will not be a direct copy."  

I don't commit to timelines because it stresses me out.  It's just the way I am.   My life can be unpredictable and I hate feeling like I'm letting someone down if I'm really slow.  Some people are really good about waiting for the suggested works to be done and they're the kind of people that I feel like are my partners in art.  

Here's what the above tomato girl looked like before painting session #3. She still needs work.  It's important to stop and let things dry and come back with fresh eyes.   Sometimes what I do is print out the picture of the work in progress and write on the print what I think needs to be fixed.  As you work, you lose some things you like and you gain some things as well.  It's an interesting give and take process.  You never feel done, you just find a point that feels okay to stop.

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