This painting is still so wet, but I wanted to post something tonight, well actually, it's morning, now. I did this very quickly from a life drawing - set my timer and didn't go back to correct a thing. I painted this while listening to The Day of Battle by Rick Atkinson - it'll probably take another day or so to finish this interesting book. I just ordered An Army at Dawn from audible.com, which is the first in the trilogy. I am so used to listening to books and love it because I can do other things - like painting or drawing - while I "read". I highly recommend it!
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Oh I forgot - got so carried away with the book I'm reading that I almost signed off for the night before I remembered to say it's 8 x 10" on archival canvas board. Sweet dreams.
I went to the Matisse exhibit at the San Antonio Museum of Art on Friday, then on Saturday, I attended a photogravure printmaking workshop sponsored by the McNay Art Museum. I've been a busy girl. See my August 23rd post.
I am Visual Language Magazine's "Artist of the Day" for August 16th! Thank You VL!
I have always loved to draw the face and figure. If I'm not actually drawing from the posed model or sketching people going about their everyday lives, I'm probably thinking about it. I seldom miss an opportunity to draw or paint from life and I strive every day to capture not just a likeness of my subjects, but also the more elusive qualities of spirit, mood and emotion.