Instead of tackling Morris' shirt or the guitar this week, I decided to go into the light to better judge the midtones. Going after the lights meant tackling his head, not an easy thing given the vague reference in which half his face is lost in shadow and the other side is totally washed out. Careful interpretation slowed down the traditionally slow painting process even more, but there were benefits: lots of workout breaks, a pound lost and a bit more of Morris realized.
|A Loving Wife, A Pleasant View, graphite, 6" x 8".|
|A Tough Time With Dick, graphite, 6" x 8"|
|A little more Dick, a little more satisfied.|
|A Man and His Dog, graphite, 6" x 8" (Another view of Morris explored but not conquered).|
|.A poor study of Max told me the week might not be going all that well.|
|Max, The Boy With The Crooked Grin, graphite, 6" x 8"|
|New Sketch Book, New Self Portrait to kick it off, graphite, 6" x 8"|