My painting of my niece's dog Smalls was a good example. The painting just felt flat, but I was off painting another painting the next day so poor ole Smalls was put on a drying rack and not picked back up until yesterday. As a practice painting he was OK, but looking at him again he was very flat and needed more shadows and a few highlight to give him some dimension. Plus looking again, I realized his nose was too small. I'm much happier with my second day of painting on Smalls and I hope Christen is too.
|My January one day try.....|