|If the kids aren't going to be around for moms day, paint them|
I can't think a better way to celebrate the Mothers Day weekend than by painting my sons. Living across the country as they do, I feel a bit like a shaman as their likenesses become more accurate. As I paint their noses, jaws, foreheads, they come closer to being here. I do love Stephen King--the story line would go like this: the more the artist paints the figure, the figure materializes. --Maybe I'd better reread Duma Key. I might have stolen this idea from my favorite thriller writer?
It's no wonder to me that there are so many portraiture books on skin tones; I'm working on them all the time. Skin tones ARE portraiture. Scumbling and glazes are key. Sizing the head/figure also has everything to do with getting a likeness and that too is a constant concern . One misplaced dab can throw a likeness off.
|My Hibiscus that I wintered inside, gave me its first bloom for moms day.|
I'm just starting to harden it off so I can move it to the deck by the time my California
son, the one in the middle, comes to visit.