Art Resolutions is the third year of an evolving resolution to elevate every day by looking at art and creativity as a life’s philosophy.
Geisha got enthusiastically cropped the first time I imported her into the digital painting program. Face, front and center, she likes her make up. Still channeling Modigliani but there are hints of friend, Toni Riccardi, and Janet Becker, a coworker in college.
Before I abandoned this study to recrop and import the entire original, I painted her face and began to experiment with her kimono. The switchback pattern may make it one of the most interesting aspects of the final composition. But in this study, I followed Helen’s advice–and left it once I had something I liked. The light violet swath of hair on the left, her harlequin lips and the switchback pleased me–and I stopped.