acrylic on hardboard
I debated completing this painting. I had committed so many hours to it already and I just needed that little push to put the finishing touches on it. It is about a week into fall and I don't have the patients to wait until next summer to post it so here it is "All Smiles". Some will love the strings of hair, some will hate it, like my sister (who has developed a knack for critiquing my work even when I'm not looking for her opinion.) I decided I wanted to add something big to the portrait. Something different. Something crazy. I'm glad I didn't play it safe, I have a lot of safe portraits already. This was a great way to end my summer paintings.