10 Jun “Fixing the Focal Point”
8 x 6″ oil/canvas panel
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This is an update to the previous painting seen below.
Here I am making good use of a critique I got from Peggi Habets, who suggested that the contrasting area surrounding the ponytail on my first attempt might be too strong. (See comments link below.) So in this update you can see that I have connected my darks and diffused the values through this area, which pulls the focal point over to her face. I also corrected some color issues using Photoshop.
This is my first attempt.