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Princess, 18x24" acrylic on canvas and Wedding Day, 24x24" acrylic on canvas.

Princess, 18x24" acrylic on canvas and Wedding Day, 24x24" acrylic on canvas.

Lately, I have dipped into painting a few faces. Please consider these works in progress or very rough drafts. This series is probably going to stay in my hands or be painted over.

After purposefully neglecting the human face for the last few years, these paintings are a lot of fun to do.

I started out thinking I could ignore light and shadow with these, but that foolish notion was thrown out almost immediately. Highlighting keeps slipping in there and if you want to paint any kind of detail, the shadows are your primary tools. 

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