|Self Portrait With Hood, Charcoal|
|Halfway There, oil|
SELF PORTRAIT WITH HOOD, Charcoal
Darkening the ground pulled the hood back and pushed the three quarter profile forward. It also added a bit of drama as if hoods aren't drama enough. This baby is done. The easel has been cleared for whatever is next--probably another self portrait with hood. I like the drape of it.
HALFWAY THERE, oil
While palette knife painting isn't my favorite, that's the tool my hand automatically went to for this nearly plein air piece. When I showed it to you a couple of posts ago, it wasn't finish. Now, it is. A smear of cold sunlight, a few dashes to designate the boats stored on shore and some lightening up of the shadows cast on the lawn by the condos bordering this park-like setting did it for me--all it needs is my John Hancock as soon as the impasto dries. As the sun came out for Easter weekend and the temperature hit sixty degrees, the plein air easel has also been cleared for action.
It was great to be back in the studio.
HAPPY EASTER AND HAPPY PAINTING!