Hey everyone! I'm a new traditional painter. I only started painting this year, and I need some help!
I figured that I was more or less done with this piece, but I've received very conflicting critiques concerning it, so I wanted to see what you guys would say.
It is my first somewhat large painting. I always tend to work small.
It is 16x30 inches or something like that, done in oils on that weird canvas panel stuff (I think it feels too grainy so I often sand it down). It is my second color oil painting ever, and I had so much fun with it I can't even explain to you guys how enjoyable it was to make. I did a payne's gray/titantium white gestural underpainting before starting with color.
So here it is. It is only slightly cropped because I don't have my tripod with me and my hands shake too much to get an even shot. And as always, it looks much better in real life.
How do you think I should move forward and better my color relationship skills? Do you think the patchwork skin is effective, and if not, how could I employ the same sortof technique in a different way? (It really was a blast to make, so I'm reluctant to give it up) Do you have any advice concerning painting large vs. painting small? I'm kindof at a loss with the background because before it was all small triangular shapes but wayyyy too busy, have any suggestions? Anything else that could help me become a better painter?
Thanks so much!