Diane with Kitten, oil on panel, 20" x 16"
I've had a few more brief sessions on the painting Diane with Kitten and I'm pleased that I have re-visited this painting. In the previous post, I noted the size as 24" x 18", when in fact it is actually 20" x 16". No big deal, except that the incorrect dimensions threw off how I sized the image for the web, and therefore her head felt stretched. Why didn't I notice that before? Beyond my apparent ineptitude at reading a ruler, I really am quite pleased with how I have pushed the color and softened the value shifts from light mass to shadow mass on the face. I'm not sure how much of a difference you'll be able to see from the images here, but I'm happy none the less to call her done.
Also of note: I have reciprocated the favor of modeling for Diane. She has posted a (may I say, brilliant) painted sketch that she's done of me on her blog which you can find here!