|Erin, oil, 12" x 16", A grisaille start is getting color.|
MORNING THIRTY MINUTE DRAWING SESSION:
|Poor girl has no feet. She was taller than my sketch pad!|
|This lovely with the swan neck and great hair had the worst|
expression on her face when I blew up the reference.
I sort of suspected I would run out of space with the gal texting in the sun, but I wanted to take a look at the striking contrast of the values anyway. She took more than one session (2.5) of measurement and shading and erasing. I like her for another beach people painting--she will have the use of her toes in that one.
This other gal I spotted in the pool with her boyfriend/husband. I loved her luscious hair and long neck. Classic good looks! But they must have been having a few words even though they looked pretty loving from a distance. When I blew her up and saw those eyes closed, her lips pursed and her chin jetted out I couldn't imagine what he might have said--either that, or he was about to toss her into the water and she was braced?
I am having a ball reliving our holiday with these little sketches. They bring back the warmth, the aromas, the pleasures of the beach while snow is falling outside my window.