|JD (I Gotta Crow) in progress.|
With the final tests the hospital wanted done yesterday and the presurgery muscle stimulator device delivered today, the curvaceous, full figured woman is humming, I felt an urgency to finish JD's portrait. After September 10th, I have no idea when I will be able to get down those stairs to the studio again. It was time to stop sidestepping. My plan for the day was to warm up to the portrait by working on the clothing. Instead, I zeroed in on his face and hair. No coward here.
It was a semi-successful painting session. Ellis passed by and interrupted my concentration; it was irritating. I really do not like being interrupted when my brushes are loaded and I'm intense upon capturing the shapes of darks and lights. Nevertheless, I think I did manage a few improvements. Observing it here, the head still needs shaping; the superciliary arch needs to be modified, but I'm getting the darkness of the skin tones in the heavily shaded situation. This painting really could use a live sitting or two. Unfortunately, there's no chance of that.