Painting in Progress: Sad Eyed Lady

Sad Eyed Lady, acrylic on canvas, 36x48, 2010 (work in progress)

This painting was started a week ago and still has a ways to go. Need to build up the layers and details of her face some more. The hair needs more depth - like in Botticelli's Birth of Venus.

The working name of it is "Sad Eyed Lady", inspired by Dylan's song Sad Eyed Lady of the Lowlands from my favorite album of his, Blonde on Blonde.

Overall, I'm happy with the composition but I think it needs more contrast between the face and background. Gotta add in some more highlights and lighter tones to give more three dimensionality to her face.

More to come...