|Mia, 4 x 4, graphite, Thirty Minute daily drawing session|
As soon I saw this young woman in the hat she bought from a vendor on the beach, I saw her as a painting--three quarter figure portrait. She had a fragile quality I found attractive--very dark hair, pale skin, very feminine, very quaint beach cover up in this age of sheer and flaunt it. I chose to spend thirty minutes this morning getting acquainted with her profile, before I headed to the canvas. Good thing too, for I had a lot to learn about the twist of her head and the half light cast on her features by the hat. --But then that's what short drawings are about--getting acquainted. I'd rather erase and erase pencil then wipe out paint. Years still need to be erased.