OK, I started this painting at least two years ago. I hope it’s not another two before I finish it. (So, I worked on the jersey a little.) Did I mention that I’m a slow painter?
I loved the way the sunshine hit her face as she was looking up. As I was putting down the basic sketch, I was using pencil rather than charcoal, and was working in a more detailed way. Normally, I just throw down some charcoal lines and go, but I was kind of getting into it. This canvasContinue reading “Tootsie started…”
Maybe finished, but probably not. Hair may need to happen. When I threw the sketch down, I didn’t know if I’d top myself off with hair or a hat. I went with the latter, but now I look hairless and… well, weird.
Been meaning to do this for a while. Although there are other pieces higher on the list, it called…
I say finished, but really, it’s more a case of me needing to move on. I could spend an eternity on every painting, always seeing the details that were added wrong or differently than intended or perhaps never even added, at all. There is always a correction to be made, another brushstroke to be added.Continue reading “Clare, Finished ~ I think”
Hm. Had meant to post more updates as the painting was progressing. Now it’s almost done. Oops. It’s interesting to me that as a holistic practitioner, I am trained to see the whole body – or, the sum of its parts – rather than focusing on just a part; and yet, in painting, I findContinue reading “Clare Progression”
It’s a metaphor for this blog, really. It’s completely empty and ready to be created. Images, words, ideas to be splattered across it. But when they’re blank, they’re perfect in their promise. This canvas is 38″ x 30″ and I stretched it with the intent of putting on it the expressive eyes of aContinue reading “The Primed Canvas”