It seems like months since I've posted. I've been away, then much wonderful company for the week of spring break. So now I'm back with another result of my spying at the bar. This is about 9 x 9" on gessoed panel. Although I didn't post for awhile, I was actually doing art - just not sharing, I guess. This painting was originally 9 x 12", but I didn't like part of it, so just sawed it off. I've done things like that before. One time I was in an art show where I had originally planned to submit a complete figure, but I decided I only really liked the top part of the figure, so I just tore everything off from the arms down. It worked - looked lots better than if I had included everything. Plus, much cheaper to frame! This one, you can probably tell, I did in a hurry. And meant to, so I couldn't kill it with my overworking thing. I just sort have to force myself to let it go. Sigh. Art is hard sometimes. Thanks so much for stopping by!
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.