Tuesday, January 13, 2015

Don't Roll Those Eyes At Me!

One of Three, graphite, 6" x 8", Thirty Minute Daily Drawing Series

When I told you I go head hunting with my camera, I do.  There are heads all over the place--all you need is a long lense.  The telephoto lens on the Nikon L120 is okay.  The woman in Gone With the Wind was on the far side of the large hotel pool and down on the beach.  To make the shot more difficult, she was in motion, as was the wind.  I just kept pressing one exposure after another hoping one or two would take--and I got what I hoped.  The woman in One of Three is 3000 miles away.  My telephoto isn't that good, so I downloaded the reference from her Face Book page. While I usually insist upon only using  photos I have shot for references, the photos of Face Book friends are also a source; they chose to share. Michaelle's profile photo was the reference for this drawing. I wondered why she was rolling her eyes?

 Michaele is one of my grandchildren's three Nanas. We're a Modern Family. Rolling her eyes when this photo was taken made me want to draw that expression, which so many of us do and yet dislike when others do it.

Last night listening to the news, I couldn't believe Obama was missing at the march for solidarity in Paris. I thought his absence was Obamidable! Grounds for impeachment--but Ellis says not going to a world event isn't listed as an impeachable act.  Okay then, take away his title  The Leader of The Western World. He wasn't leading --and where was the Vice President?  The Secretary of State?  Shameful. Makes one wonder what dummy advisors these dummies have employed and are listening to. Makes you want to roll your eyes!

6 comments:

  1. Linda: I've been gone for a while. I missed your blog. I see you are still doing great things. Happy New Year!

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    1. Happy New Year to you too. Glad you're back. Thanks. Times, they are a changin'

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  2. You've caught a really cheeky expression in this one. By the way, I think your header picture is stunning.

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    1. Thanks Mick. I really appreciate the complement. The grisaille took a lot out of me.. After weeks of scumbling, it came out so well, I thought perhaps, I've been just fooling around these last three years. The traditional approach may be my cup of tea? While I bitched a lot while working the tedious method, I secretly liked the slow pace, no rush, just keep at it; the slowness of the process dispelled the anxiety that the need for speed causes. That realization threw me for a loop. Crippled my free wheeling watercolor painting on holiday. I also think the painting is responsible for making me go back to exercising my free hand drawing abilities. It truly was a milestone experience, the best I've had in an art class.

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  3. The MILESTONE experience. You have determined what you like regarding the painting side and the drawing is a natural component. Good for you.
    I find you so talented and I enjoy watching all your different artistic parts appear.
    I have to add that I agree with you about the Paris situation. I am totally embarrassed. France is the country which gave us the Stature of Liberty, for gods sake! They are part of US.

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  4. Love the sketch, Linda! You have shown so much animation in her expression. And I agree with you about Obama :(

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