First full day in the studio after a long weekend. It feels so good to have time stretch out before you and know that you have no obligations other than your paint until early evening.
What I like:
I'm starting to really enjoy painting eyes. My baseline has risen, which means even on a bad painting day, my eyes are light years ahead of where they were a year ago. That feels great however it probably also means it's time I start studying eyes again and see how I can get them to the next level.
She has bangs! You might notice that many of my faces don't have bangs. That's not because I don't like bangs but because I hadn't been able to figure out how to do them. Today might be a bangs turning point. Which, that is a ridiculous thing to write, it may still in fact me true art-wise.
What I don't like:
I got way too attached to this painting way too early in the process. I put a glaze on it and just thought, "Don't screw up," from that point on. That is a bad mindset for painting. So I did less pushing than I hope to do on an average day. So not that the painting wasn't challenging, it's just normally I was willing to take fewer risks once I felt attached to a certain part.
Distance will help. That's the power of being able to set a painting aside for a month and then come back after those feelings have subsided and you can get critical again.
PS- There was a daily painting #40, I just didn't post it due to painting way too late in the day.