"Mother and Daughter"
6" x 6" acrylic (and paper) on gallery wrap canvas
As it turns out I found a measure of success with this piece by doing very little. Shaping up a bit, filling in white areas, strengthening some contrast areas, learning HOW I wanted to show the faces and gestures (which for me was to keep it simple), and adding a bit of paper stream to tie it all together within the way I've chosen to work...was all it took. I'm happy with the end result for this particular piece.
I didn't want to have the texture of the canvas showing through, so I added texture to the surface of the entire canvas before painting. For me, it added to the effect I was going for which was to convey the gesture and the emotion it brings rather than a faithful rendition of our faces.
As you can see, I painted around rather than continuing the figures on the sides and bottom...There was no need to add extra information beyond the viewing plane.
I want to explore the figure through the emotion of color and gesture more...I feel a series coming...even if it isn't successive! Stay tuned...let's see if I can pull it off! (That was more for me...ha)