|Detail, I'll Be In The Hot Tub, 9 x 12 oil on canvas panel|
This composition would have made a nice painting in a 16 x 20 format, more me, less DPW.
This gal still needs work on skin tones and the ground she's standing on, (unless I cut her off at the crotch), but after I fussed over her hand and those sandals, how could I ignore her feet, the sand, the shadow of her extended arm. I can't.
|Erin Too, First pass graphite, 6 x 8""|
Some thirty minute drawings go better than others. This one is a first pass on my granddaughter Erin, who is developing into a beautiful young woman. She's not beautiful here. Tilts and twists are challenging. Tomorrow, I'll take another pass. My angle is right. The eyes are wrong. There's a resemblance, but no likeness. In the book of this perfectionist, a portrait is a portrait when there's a strong likeness. She'll be visiting this summer. I'll have her live and in front of me. Can't wait--I'll have JD too--two live-in models. And they were worried there was nothing to do in Detroit!
Have a great weekend everybody. I'm going to finish Carol Marine's book.
I think reading it, made me try a full figure in a small space. I'm so impressionable for an old lady! Ye Gads! I'll take my tongue out of my cheek now.