Monday, February 20, 2012
From this angle, "schnoz" is more like it. I took this photo while Honey was napping by the pool in Cancun last December and chose it for another little, tiny painting and more practice with oils. I guess he could call the cops and have me hauled away for spousal abuse--the spouses of all artists probably have the same complaints: "What are you looking at? What are you drawing? Leave me alone. Don't put THAT in your blog or I'm calling my lawyer." Our spouses are our live-in live models. They're around all the time and don't cost anything but dinner and a few patronizing remarks: "But Honey no one has a nose like yours. It SHOULD be immortalized." We are entitled to use them--or why else did we marry?
This isn't done yet of course. I'm still very shy with oils. I'm not exactly ready to be a daily producer of these little gems. I need practice. I'm about to add oils to my portrait of the two kids. Once I do, there's no taking them back. --Oh, BTW, Honey had a sunburn from many naps by the pool, in case you were wondering why he's so red. Push the color. Push the color. Color is what paint is all about. What else did I learn today? Painters of little oils have ample racks--both females and males.