A couple of months ago, I offered a sale on Instagram (@robindanely, if you're so inclined) for the kind of quick study I usually do as practice before the finished piece. I figured out that I like to do these the most, since they are usually devoid of the hair-pulling that can accompany the Real Thing. Somehow I can let them be more impressionistic and less precise, and I can stop before I overwork them and kill everything that makes them interesting.
So, basically, this is what I have to do to psych myself out of my perfectionism so I can enjoy what I'm doing.
Here's the first one:
I'm so please with the way it turned out... the colors are soft, the brushstrokes expressive and uncomplicated. Honestly I think sometimes I just luck out and everything comes together.
(And also, to be fair, this was an absolutely dreamy image to work with -- the light! That coy half-smile!)
I'm excited to do more, so don't be shy if you want one of your very own.