Pushed It A Little Too Far

posted in: Art 6

I’ve always loved paintings that go beyond the local color and contain an abundance of color surprises.   

To that end I thought I’d experiment on my self-portrait and  see how much color I could infuse.  The light side worked…

Detail, portrait on progress

 …and the dark didn’t. 

Oh my face is not too bad but my hair looks like a bad  day at the hairdressers :O)

What went wrong? I changed my color scheme mid-stream and made it way too cool, way too light in value and  really muddy.


Self portrait in progress
3rd Statement

Still, I’m glad I tried.

If you always do what you‘ve always done, you‘ll always get what you‘ve always got.” Henry Ford


Experimenting on my own self-portrait always seems to kick-start change in other areas of my life. Have you also found this to be true?


A few more days and she’ll be dry enough to make adjustments. Hoping to finish her off this week…


If you’d like to see the progression, check out the previous blogs posts…

Start: https://shannongrissom.info/2013/art/fresh-start/

Second Statement: https://shannongrissom.info/2013/art/past-the-comfort-zone/

6 Responses

  1. Bill C

    I cant wait till you finish ! You wrote “Hoping to finish her off this week.. ” sound like a Mob hit! 😉
    Love you work and that you share your thoughts as it progresses..

  2. Shannon Grissom

    LOL Bill! It really does! Thanks for your kind words. I’ll keep you posted!
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  3. chrissy

    You’re right, the light is GORGEOUS!, but the dark is mud lol… can’t wait to see you finish yourself :))

  4. Gerry

    Can’t wait to see this finished and love the Ford quote!