Looking at Art isn't as rewarding as making it. Museum hopping and going to shows is as much energizing as it is depressing when you see the talent that abounds in the world, you're a late starter and over-the-hill. I was happy to get back to the studio to my double portrait. I played my IPod loud while I painted to make me forget the art I had seen and loosen me up. The problem with dancing and painting a portrait at the same time is portraits demand exacting strokes, but as you can see from my video, my snow scraper does work just fine as a mahlstick. I'm starting to use it for more areas of the painting than the fine line details. I'm still working on the older boy, the upper background and the swaddling cloth. I did get into the infant's hands and arms, but I'm still feeling my way with regards to his skin tones--all the skin tones. In good time. Hopefully my next attempt won't be as grueling.
|The passage between the two heads is difficult as I suspected it would be.|
But the kid is coming along and I'm getting a bit more comfortable with the medium