The Reading Corner
Oil on Canvas
This was my 2 hour study for today. I decided to get out a real canvas and do a study of my daughter Toni (Antoinette). It is a lot more canvas than I was remembering. I did a quick charcoal outline to get started. Toni read while I painted. It was very quiet out on the front porch between the two of us. I made the most noise with my brush scraping across the canvas.
Since I am using the natural light for this, I have about a 2 hour time frame to work with. She and I will pick up tomorrow about the same time to see if we can capture this interesting contrast of cools and warms. I am getting better at painting a moving target and she is getting better at sitting still.
I have a lot of mud going on. I didn't fix that charcoal very well and it kind of blended into the paint. I hope I can correct this tomorrow when we do the sitting. If I am lucky, I will get this done in two sittings.
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