|The Artist's Eye, Final sketch of Jim Carrey, graphite, 4" x 6"|
This has been a week of sketching, watching CNN and FOX News and reading every major newspaper I could get my hands on. Very little painting has gone on. I was concerned for my homeland during Mr. Trump's first week in office. He moved me to familiarize myself with my representatives in the US congress and add them to my contacts. This artist may have been sketching Jim Carrey's eye, but my eye was on government.
This quick sketch was worked on over two warm-up sessions and led to the re-do above.
My first session ended up with Carrey's stance reminding me of Donatello's David with a ponch.
I fattened him up and brought one leg more forward, in a second sketch session, but it was still Donatello's David.
A Re-do was necessary. Carrey's expression and raised hand was so Artist,
the sketch at the top of this post was what I was after.
The more I heard on the all news stations and in the newspapers, the more I thought I should brush up on my representatives in the US Congress. How better to know them then to sketch them and etch them into my brain. I didn't choose campaign photos to use as references, I chose photos that showed them at work. They are all Democrats, while I am a displaced Republican,
|Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, graphite, 4" x 6"|
|Michigan Senator Gary Peters (D), graphite, 6" x 4"|
|Michigan Senator Debbie Stabenow (D), graphite, 6" x 4"|
|Congressional Representative, Michigan District 14, Barbara Lawrence (D), graphite, 6" x 4"|
|Native American, (no visa, no green card, no passport necessary), graphite, 4" x 6"|
This last sketch was done in reaction to the ban of Muslims from coming into the country and those who were held in detention in compliance with President Trump's executive order.