Ten days since I've posted! Bad girl! But I've been sketching like a maniac - everything in sight - but nothing really finished. Well, of course, this one isn't either, but it has a little color to it, and I haven't put anything on my blog for awhile, so here it is. This drawing is one that I sketched with charcoal in a life drawing group and I decided tonight to add some color with oil pastels. Don't know if I'd do it again, or if I will even "finish" this one, but these experiments are good for the soul and sometimes lead to great discoveries. Re the orange under the chin - it really was more orangey, but I scraped it off. I was inspired by an actor on TV tonight with this marvelous orange color under his chin maybe from what he was wearing, I don't know - could not look at anything else - don't remember the show - just orange! Anyway, hope y'all had a great weekend and thanks so much for stopping by! Oh and it's charcoal and oil pastel on oil pastel card, 14 x 8".
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.