Hope you are just fine and that spring is finding its way into your life. I’ve added new portrait paintings under the PAINTINGS tab . . . Enjoy, comment, whatev. xoxoxo LK
let me count the ways
How many revisions can one painting go through? When I took art classes in Portland, the teacher showed the video of Picasso revising one painting. It was astonishing the number of variations he tried. So in that spirit:
So delighted and humbled by generous friends who have donated their time to be a model for me, as I learn to paint. Four! Four! friends have come in. I finally got smart and asked my fourth friend for permission to include his work-in-progress in this blog and he generously agreed.
I’m trying for a balance of likeness and a modern approach to detailing the planes of each face with color. Trying/learning are important words here!
Progress on Model # 4 – I cannot get the photos in the order I want! Top is most recent, middle is first pass, bottom was second. Make sense?
So – a side-by-side comparison of Monday vs Wednesday. Lots of ideas from the teacher resulted in new touches.
I had a great class where the assignment was basically to draw something, then keep adding changes to the drawing that derailed it, wrecked it, changed it completely. It broke all these old ideas: that things have to be planned, that things have to be perfect, that if it’s not working then throw it out. The challenge was to stay curious about the changes and be brave! Erasers work great.