I did a few corrections on my self-portrait to the (correction, left eye not the right), cheek and to the chin area so thought I would repost the painting.
In answer to some of the comments about the art classes beginning Saturday, my medium of choice will be oils. I have some very bad habits when painting with acrylic and oils such as daub, daub, daubing instead of laying down a stroke and leaving it alone. We will be painting from life and may in the future even do plein air. The Saturday class is seven (7) hours but I will only be painting three (3), since I have to pace my energy. Tim's studio is at least an hour's drive away from me and I like to be early. Today, I will seal birch panels and apply gesso when they dry, sanding between coats. I also need to stretch some canvas so it sounds like a full day. But the very most important thing is to at least paint something!
I could also work in watercolor in Tim's class and may later but right now I want to continue with critiques from Sandy Maudlin, although I haven't sent her anything to critique in awhile. Just reading her blog is enlightening and I am so intrigued by the way her artistic mind works. How she gets those textures, arrives at her color choices, designs her paintings, continues to be a mystery. Maybe with time and patience I can learn at least some of what she teaches.