|I wiped out today's session. I hated working in a monochromatic scheme|
I hated my little 8 x 10 canvas. The canvas is stretched too loose and I have
no wood wedges in the studio from the old days. Cheap is cheap.
|My Still Life stage. The overall size is|
16 L x 11 D x 24 H. The back panel allows
for a larger platform if I need it.
I didn't like the way the drawing was going either--the older boy was looking effeminate. I left the studio in disgust. I tipped my hat to Sharon Wright as I climbed the stairs. She is a maestro of monochromatic schemes--and portraiture. Take a look at her latest post. It's a landscape. (Maybe a clue)? It's on my side bar. Something pretty damn amazing better happen tomorrow. I hate failure. There's hardly a clear stretch on my road, it's so cluttered with them.
I did do something productive though. I constructed a still life stage comprised of a wastebasket lying on its side and a L- shaped back panel made of scored cardboard. I made the panel L shaped to cut out the natural light coming from a window--KISS. I draped my construction with some fabric left over from an upholstery project and voila! A perfect setting for small still lifes for warm up drawing sessions. Lemons are wonderful for such projects. These two have been there since Thanksgiving. The back one is just starting to show its age.