Compression, tension, conflict vs. concentration. That’s what I started with and this is what I got. Phooey. Maybe I need to read the news first, that should put some tension in the figure.
Maybe there are artists that know exactly what they are doing, but I’m not one. I’ve added more paint and energy to these figures. I’m looking for the balance point, where a woman’s body goes from being familiar to being alien, consumed and contorted by the monster, Cancer.
Portraits are hard! Oh well, it’s a Christmas present, maybe he’ll be polite.
I’ve planned a 4 part portrait. Needless to say, I’ve left the head for last. However, anyone that knows him would recognize his feet.
This is one of four parts that I plan for his portrait. A little Hockney influence, different views of one subject.
I offered to do portraits of my family for Christmas. Money’s tight, but I have paint. I work from photos. This is F. and his prize winning velociraptor.
Gregg and I figured we have built or remodeled 13 kitchens. When you think you are finished, you still have weeks of details to finish. I am realizing that I need to finish the details on my paintings, those things no one else knows about, one way or the other. Impatience is not my friend.
Last night was a lovely opening of Art on Depot. I really enjoyed meeting the other artists, Ilisa and Jason. We have in common the desire to make more stuff! I’m not denigrating our work, I still feel the word “art” is a bombshell.
I’ve given Miss Abby another coat of paint.
I needed to take a break from the figures. The tobacco barn is tiny, 10″x8″. The log butts are 80″x12″.