The clothes hanging outside and the shoes on the porch roof just seemed smart if you haven't any more closet space. We came across this scene while walking down a street outside a water village in China. We thought the bamboo stick was used to retrieve a pair of shoes when needed.
So I had to try drawing the model from yesterday's class from a pic I took. I'm happy to say he looks more like this including the five o'clock shadow! Boy do I need practice this quick sketch, took way too long.
This is what I did today in portrait/figure class. I made a few changes after class, but it was not a great day. It sure wasn't what I would have liked to have done. Sometimes in classes and workshops it just seems to get away from me or something. So this one will be wiped!
Part of this challenge is to try different things, I actually started this on Day 9 and almost wiped it. I was playing with clouds and was happy with them, but the landscape was boring. So I have been looking for a few days and made some hopefully positive changes. Sometimes You Just Have to Stand, when you watch it set.
This is the last layer of glazing and scumbling for now. I'm trying to dry it as fast as I can so it can be framed for a local show. I'm also going to keep my finger crossed that it doesn't messed up when framing it.
This quick little painting is for Meg, a thank you for your kindness! She let Kristen and me stay, take over her house really when we went to Michigan to see her mother Laurie.
This can be seen out her back door, high up in a tree two yards away. The four houses reminded me of the four of them and the baby squirrel. Thank you for your generous heart Meg!
Four Houses and a Squirrel
8 x10 Oil on Gessoed Board
Getting back to painting and blogging. Also I'm resolved to finish the painting that where started sometime ago but will take weeks to finish. This is a full value monochromatic that is ready for color glazes. The color layers will be scumbled and glazed. You can see the end colors in the pastel I tried of this subject on the badge to the right. I am participating in Leslie' s 30 in 30 but, I will take the time used for the smaller daily paintings to make progress on a larger piece. I will also do smaller alla prima paintings in between! Happy New Year everyone, it has been an intense year.