Saturday, January 10, 2015

Better

Better
Talk about being a Pit Bull!   If at first....do it again.  This free hand drawing is close to being an acceptable likeness.  I gathered more information about the relationships of her features that I missed before.

While I bitched and complained about that Venetian class, I secretly loved the slow painful way of constructing a painting. Construction is right up my alley.  I could spend whatever time it takes to build a sound foundation with this gal. Her split second expression and her gesture that let's us know exactly what she's about to do is worth the effort.

As for  my redo of I'll Be in The Hot Tub, that was a painting error as well as a drawing error.  The drawing has been corrected, now for the paint--not using too much too soon, my goal. Sumbling is going well. 

Have a lovely weekend.  I'm making pea soup, adding a touch of violet to a beach dress and starting my diet as soon as we polish off those gummy bears.  Then I'm going tobogganing.  What are you up to?

 

8 comments:

  1. Fabulous drawing, positively glows with life..............envious!

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    1. Thanks! It was hard coming. Her slightly puckered lips and the muscles around her mouth were the challenge.

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  2. A great job with this one, Linda! A beautiful subject with such a wonderful expression!!!

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    1. Thanks Hilda--and all that glorious hair is red! What fun!

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  3. We have the same approach to our art - pitbull tenacity!! :) This sketch is alive!!
    PS - Hope you made it safely through the session of tobogganing. Did you get any photos while flying down the hill???
    Kathryn

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    1. NO! Don't believe everything you read on the internet! I got as far as the split pea soup and two dishwasher loads of pots; that was enough winter fun for me. Seriously, if the under drawing isn't right, it's a waste of paint. I am a pitbull for accuracy from the ground up.

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  4. Love your tenacity, persistence and quest for perfection (or close to it)! You are an inspiration!

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    1. Tenacity is something we all share. The drawings are just because--just because I'm sitting in front of that lamp for thirty minutes each morning. But doing them has reminded me how much I loved to draw my whole life and how much info you get about what makes that person that person. In portraiture, the draw-in may be the most important, no, is the most important step in the process. The Grisaille maybe second?

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