.DRAW. DRAW. DRAW. AND THEN, DRAW SOME MORE!
I draw while listening to television in the evening. There is rarely a program on that you have to see; most of them you can just listen too like in the old days of Stella Dallas and Figger McGee and Molly. While Ellis and I sit together in the evening, I "doodle" in graphite and he works his puzzles. A graphite 314 "Red" is equivalent to a B9 Berol turquoise, if there was one. Berol used to make them. Then General did. Now, Eagle seems to be the manufacturer? I've been to the art store stocking up and chatting. I really like the velvety lines, how dark it will go and even at it's darkest, the marks can be lifted totally off the paper.
AND AGAIN! There's that sultry look I was after! A bit darker here, elongate the mouth line, adjust the eyes. It's the little details that make the difference.
|My first sketch of a subject that may make an interesting portrait. Piggyback comes to mind as a title. |
The boy looks fine to me. The girl needs work. A closer look at the boy's hands wouldn't hurt either.
|An unsuccessful hand/value study, but a|
successful session noting relationships.
In between laying out fresh oils on the palette, I finished A Light Dusting, an oil I started just before I left on Christmas holiday.
|A Light Dusting, oil on stretched canvas, 9 x 11|