12x16, soft pastel
Painting 15 of 30: Little Red is finished. It's always a toss up to be detailed vs. painterly....my style is somewhere in between. I like definition...but too much detail and too much precision leads to stiff unnatural paintings with less expression. If I was painting photorealistic then I'd put much more detail in. So it's a fine balance every artist has to decide for him or herself when to stop and "let it be".
This particular scene reminds me of myself. I'm pretty darn petite...ok, I'm downright SHORT at a whopping 5'0". Pretty much everyone seems to tower over me. So I can identify wih this little dingy sitting side by side tied to a manmouth ship. We may both be small...but we're so dang cute...lol. Of course the older we get, we get a little rough around the edges.