Thursday, October 12, 2006
.. And I am warm..
.. And I am warm..
Burnt Umber on previous painting
I decided to try adding a burnt umber layer to this painting and perhaps refine some of my features. The lips and right eye are better, but the left is still a bit off. This does look a little more like me than before.
I am getting that old womans neck and throat. I can't say I am happy about that, but I might as well celebrate it, since I can't do a dang thing about it. Yes, I am getting those jowel thingies that hang off your bottom lip. Help! My face is falling!
I wonder, as I stare into the mirror if my mother would have looked like this had she lived this long. Funny how you can miss someone you really didn't know. Perhaps I just miss the idea of a mother. Perhaps in some strange way I connect myself to her when I look in a mirror. I wonder if Toni will do that when she gets older, since she has "our" face. Its odd to share a face with someone.
I am not sure why I returned to this painting. It was supposed to be practice for a "real" self portrait. Some things I learned are.. When you are dependant upon natural light to light your face, a cloudy day can really muff things up.
Eternal Wait - I finally quit fidgeting with this one. It is #graphite on 8.5x11 smooth bristol board. It is nice to get something to a finish. No matter where I roam in media, graphite will always be my true love. I will be taking this to #Shakedown3 this weekend if you want to see it in person. #art #artist #drawingvia Instagram
A closer look at the same pose. I notice that #art is a lot like writing. The rough sketch is the idea. The second sketch is like the initial edit. The more I draw the same #sketch the more solid the ideas become. I bet the pros know this, but I am just discovering the power of a redraw. #art #artist #sketchbook #drawingvia Instagram