Ashleigh, clay for resin, 17.5″x12.5″
I have been conscious lately of the forms and subtle nuances of the face as I have looked back on some of my life size monuments thinking “I could do better than that!!”. The face has so many soft forms and as I am mostly working from photos or myself in the mirror things can get flattened out and simplified. On this portrait of Ashleigh I was conscious of these soft forms although I didn’t want to take them too far which would age her very quickly if I got carried away. The forms are subtle and soft, but there.