Week 3: Miss Juliana Willoughby by George Romney
After last week's re-working of the head, face, and straw hat focus shifted down to the torso and dress.
The first thing focused on was working on the arm and hands, then the adjacent areas, this way total control of the edges was possible. So as I worked on an area if it was able to get to a certain level of refinement I would then shift to the neighboring area and work at integrating the two areas.
This painting has a lot of loose and expressive brushstrokes and my goal is to capture the spirit of them while not being a slave to each individual brush stroke, so with the skirt of the white dress I tried to keep things loose and flowing.