Danielle tried oil painting for the first time in 2014. Oils were a different feel for her, and she realized very quickly that it was not as easy to control the medium as others that she had already mastered. It was around this time that Danielle expressed an interest on body art, i.e. tattoo design. Starting this year her drawings started going in that direction. We have dubbed 2014 as Danielle O’Keefe’s year of experiments.
Danielle O’Keefe’s Year of Experiments – Trying New things
“Tattoo Study” did not come out as Danielle hoped for, and she wanted to toss the artwork before it was done. I had her finish it despite her early disappointment, and told her to look at the experience as an opportunity to 1) finish what she started, and 2) practice ways to overcome mistakes. She could not correct the eyes and mouth area, but she did complete the rest of the piece to her credit.