|She is so pretty but so very sad...and that's ok...I think|
My family in particular are not keen on sad faces and are always encouraging me to make my art "more smiley". I can tell you know it is awfully hard to change the expression on a face once creating has commenced.
|2016 abstract faces...all different expressions!|
All I know is, sometimes an artist needs to paint a sad face. It feels theraputic. After all, we want to honor the full range of human expression, don't we? I have a three year old niece and and one year old nephew and they spend a large amount of their time crying about something-a-rather.
So, although I have seen people have adverse reactions to artworks with sad expressions, it is not something which disturbs me. I allow a sad or pensive face now and then because, hey, we are not happy all the time are we? And I don't want my art to be all happy happy joy joy - all the time. That is not what I am all about. What I am about is embracing wonkiness and imperfection and this includes a sad expression now and then ;)
Love to hear your thoughts too.
Lots of love
PS. You can buy Sad Princess here