“It took me 4 years to paint like Raphael, but a life time to paint like a child.”
Thanks, everyone, for your amazing feedback on the Inti Raymi mask! Although it seemed ‘finished’ to most of you, did any of you guess what those very-important final details might be?
I strengthened color in a few areas, especially on each side to give the illusion of depth. The stripes that ran behind the mask were a bit ‘iffy’ in places, and the mind has a way of spotting those weak areas and knows that something’s wrong – just not sure what. With a very fine brush and a very-steady hand, I fine-tuned those precise areas behind the yarn. This eliminated that subtle question mark of ‘What is wrong with this picture?”
The so-very-important final details demanded a very thorough and no-distractions final painting session. I added the S-word illusion to the main character! The final photo session didn’t capture the true brightness and colors, but for now, I present to you the finished painting! (Yay!)
BTG’s feedback on the Inti Raymi mask led me to his timely post written a few days earlier. He commented, “You gave an actual example of a post I wrote earlier this week quoting Stephen Sondheim – “to make art look effortless takes a lot of effort.” ” Visit his post HERE.
Thanks again for your oh-so-positive critiques and feedback!