|My Father In-Law, The Commander|
General Patton didn't make it past the war. His .blunt and gruff persona got him relieved of duties, but never retired. After insulting remarks he was relieved of his command in post war Bavaria and put in charge of the fifteenth Army-but he only served two months. Ironically, this great soldier who marched in the front line into battle after battle was killed in an automobile accident December 21st, 1945. He was sixty years old.
My drawings yesterday and today were on the wild side--fast, loose and impatient. In the studio, my brushstrokes are getting less thoughtful, more intuitively responsive. Something is going on? 'Painterly' may be making a come back? When I'm drawing I'm looking at values, edges/albeit lines--the presence of them and the absence. I'm using a pencil, but I'm thinking painterly. I tend to overdo, then correct. Subtraction has been a favorite method with me since the get-go.
|Background, hair and edges are my main concern--out of that palette skin tones |
are evolving. I'm warming up and so is she. She may be described as painterly yet?