|jimi hendrix portrait|
i thought that it would be impossible to make his clothing more flamboyant than his real clothes but right now i think i may have done just that. i may feel differently in the morning. the green on the cuff which seemed like a good idea at the time was a mistake in retrospect. some minor shadows on the cigarette and his shirt finished things on the figure itself. the right side looked a little bare so i splashed on a bit of dilute cerulean blue, alizarin crimson, and raw sienna and pushed it around a bit with the brush allowing some to drip down unimpeded.
all in all, i thinking that the likeness is good. i may have overdone things with the coat and clothing. looking back 10 days or so ago i think that i have a much better idea how to paint the portrait of a person with darker skin and look forward to trying a few more. i need to move on to painting some native americans now and have a number of photos for reference and inspiration material. we'll start tomorrow if all goes according to schedule. until then, be well.