|One morning with Henry, the next with Holbein, The Younger's painting of Erasmus, painted in 1523|
|Erasmus must have been the|
model for Scrooge. He
has a very slight smile that
looks like he doesn't
My study of Holbein's portrait of Erasmus launched a new sketch book, but there were sketches in the old one that have painting potential--in 2015
|This gal has got hypnotic eyes.|
Then Henry and Alison.
|A study of how these two heads fit together done after the sketch in my last post.|
|Sargent's Gabriel examined by LWR.|
NOW WHAT ABOUT THIS GIANT MONOCHROME THAT'S GOING ON AND ON?
Everyday, I scumble a bit more, just a bit, for my patience runs out quickly. Eventually, however, this elder will finish it--I'll just be an older elder-- I'll be L.W.Roth, The Oldest! OMG!
I am down to working out details--the drapes, the window casing, the arms, the view out the window--all are a matter of balancing the values and treating the edges. I decided to do a separate study in color of the scene out the window the other day, but it was an alla prima wipe out. That area has to be treated as carefully as the rest of the elements. My failure tipped me off that I've had enough painting for a while. I am pleased with how this one is going. It's just going to have to get there next year.
If weather permits, I'm taking it to class tomorrow for a critique. After that, I'm through for the Holidays. The next paintings you'll see posted will be watercolors. They will be colorful. They will be abstract. They will be fun. They will be free. Have a lovely holiday season. Drive safely, have that extra glass of hooch at home--otherwise, get a cab. Don't overdo on the Christmas cookies. Too many cookies in December spoil June. Cherish your loved ones even if they have no sense of humor and hate the reindeer sweater or the polka dot socks. Tis the season to be jolly. Laugh and make merry. Hugs to all and to all a good night. Linda