Progress feels good! Even if it's not yet perfect...not yet finished...having the guitar player sort of fleshed out, and the guy with boxes back on the canvas is a good thing! I'm learning (did you catch that? LEARNING) that I'll need to do the hard work of having more than one layer of paint. It's ok. It'll make for a better end product.
A very wise and skilled artist friend reminded me that if these paintings will be seen from a distance (and they will), then it's perfectly ok, and even better, to have them remain loose. Even in the details of the face. So I'm attempting that. It looks a bit freaky up close:
Just big huge blotches of paint, but the hope is that they'll communicate well from across the room!
This guy's face is a MESS, and I'll have to work on fixing it as soon as the paint is dryer. And the work goes on!