Making changes to this piece has been stressful each time it is put on my frame. Over the course of a few days I worked on it little by little. But could only stand a few minutes each time. If you want to see the some of the transition, you can view the previous update HERE.
These are a few changes made ~ shifted some wool on the nose to reduce the ski nose; changed the brow, used ONE (1) dark brown thread from a strip of wool for the eyelash line, changed to a lighter value strip in the fingers, along the hair line, and shadow line in the ear to a lighter value.
Today I had to put her aside and may or may not pull her out to change the value of wool under her chin. But have until September before Cape May to decide. I have thought about just why it stresses me and here are the reasons:
* mostly because it is a very personal portrait to me
* pulling apart pieces of my mother albeit for improvement
* working with a fine cut which I hate but required to achieve a portrait
* and fear of making the mat worse with the tweaks
That said, here is an update on my Mother's portrait as of 7/30/2023.
If Mother goes to Cape May with me this year she just may go go to camp as is. Time will tell. Again, here is a view of the photo I went by.
My attempt at getting Mother perfect like the photo didn't happen and can still see things I should change, but will I?
Tomorrow will be August and can't believe we are more than halfway thru the year of 2023.