|This Hat Needs a Flower|
11 x 14 inch oil on canvas panel
This painting was done almost entirely with palette knives including her face, although I did use a brush here and there. I used the fracturing technique I learned from Julie Ford Oliver's class. My overall goal here was to really loosen up, however as you can see, her facial features are still tight with visible lines. When I leave out the lines or wipe them away it never looks right to me, so back in they go. This is my favorite thing about working in oils...it is so easy to redraw or blend away areas.
Here are a couple of close-up photos so you can see the details a little better.
Thank you so much for looking! Have a great day!