|Not an easy time with this fifth drawing.|
|This is pretty much my idea. Some attention to the continuity of hair high lights between the images must be considered.|
We are hitting the museum this morning for a look at Vermeer's Woman Holding a Balance. Vermeer did a total of 35 paintings in his lifetime. So for all of us non daily painters, there's hope that we can still strike it big taking our time with a limited output. To the right you see
Woman Holding A Balance, Johannes Vermeer, 1665, oil on canvas. National Gallery of Art, Washington, Widener Collection 1942. Vermeer painted during the Dutch Golden Years. He was born in 1632, died in 1675 leaving his wife in debt.
Picasso and Matisse, on the other hand were successful in their lifetimes. An exhibit of their drawings will also get my attention this morning.
Last week a light bulb went off in my head. I have an observation wall right here on my computer. I put Zac and Steve as I left them in progress as my desk wallpaper. Casually observing the painting days since, I've noticed what needs darkening, what need lightening up, what needs a hard line, what needs to be softened. When I get back to the picture, I know what to do. The same thing happened with a couple of Taylor sketches. As desktop wallpaper, where I fell short showed up real quick. This morning, I fixed the eye in the portrait on the lower left side. The eyes are all important in this work, but that babe's eye was missing highlights. Not anymore. Last night I tweaked the the sketch I featured today. The computer is an important art tool.
|Your computer, your observation wall is wall space is limited|
--even if it isn't.