|The Maestro, Oil Grisaille, 16" x 20"|
This is a milestone day. I finished the grisaille that's been on my easel since February! The painting was quite the challenge, The guitar nearly drove me mad! His shirt and pants were no picnic either. Add to that my right knee that couldn't stand for long and needed days between sessions to quit burning--and a spouse who kept saying that looks finished to me--Morris was quite the trip. Will I do another? You bet. Morris was a valuable painting experience; the Venetian method was the ultimate lesson in oil painting.
And there's more to learn, but not till my right knee is ready to stand at the easel. That won't be till Fall when it will be fully healed from the makoplasty. Till then, graphite pencils will be the medium of choice.
Daily drawing really suffered these last days. Morris and my knee weighed down my enthusiasm.
I did manage a few, which I noticed as I got closer to finishing Morris, got more and more heavy handed and a bit wild.
|Hank, Graphite, 5" x 8"|
|.Lee Krazner, graphite, 6" x 8"|
|Helen Frankenthaler, graphite, 6" x 8"|
|Eva Hess, graphite, 6" x 8"|
|Marisol, graphite, 6" x 8"|
|Georgia O'Keefe, graphite, 6" x 8"|