Saturday, March 12, 2016

Toby FB

Oil on aluminium

I almost aborted this project as soon as starting it.  I always feel vulnerable and full of self doubt when embarking on a new project. I guess the only thing to do is to knuckle down and do it. Man up to it. Suck it up, and other vaguely obnoxious platitudes.

This is my daughter Toby's FB profile pic. She is seldom online on Facebook. Too busy with her life as a doctor working in Canberra. She is currently completing her study and training to get her GP licence. Being quite a reserved and private person it comes as no surprise that she only reveals her ear. I found it surprisingly difficult to make a painting out of. Not her ear so much as getting the flower and hair right. Working from a photo it is all too easy to find yourself making a photographic kind of image, and that's not really what I'm trying to achieve. ie: not photo-realism.


Ian said...

Would have said that's Toby! even without the title. She has her own logo ! Lovely Lady.

Paul Hutchinson said...

yes, we're quite fond of her too! Thanks Ian.