Melissa Muehleisen, Artist's Notebook — Drawings

Freedom to Fail

Drawings portrait style

Freedom to Fail

A few months ago I tried to start something new. I wanted to incorporate portraiture into my composite paintings. I’ve been making portraits for almost 20 years so I thought it would be a small step of progression. In a rare moment of confidence, I overestimated myself.  I had recently made some pastel paintings while trying to find a new portrait style that I have been exploring in only my mind for years. After a couple successful completions I thought I was on a roll and decided to start painting.  Wake up call. I wasn’t ready. My portrait skills were...

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