|.On The Easel, oil sketch 6" x 8"|
While working diligently on Morris, I started a series of quick oil sketches of what was in front of me. The purpose of the series was to loosen up and warm me up for the tense sessions with Morris. My easel is mostly in front of me when I'm in the studio. So is my painting table.
|Painting Table, oils, 8" x 6"|
Then my back gave out and that ended that. I don't know whether it gave out because I was dancing to BB King in between scumbling Morris, or just because? But it set me back on Morris and this fun series done with the same monochromatic palette as Morris. Upstairs in my lounge chair with the heating pad, I was back to graphite sketching. This get acquainted sketch was supposed to be a study of a FB buddy's wife, but turned out to look more like a gal I knew in high school. So I changed the title. Get acquainted sketches are just that: a first look at a subject to learn what makes that subject that subject. It is never a surprise to me that I might need a do-over.
|You Look Familiar, graphite, 6" x 8"|