I really enjoyed painting yesterday. I painted 2 together and was really in the mood, not second guessing myself and I think it shows. I’ve uploaded one of them to Bluethumb, the second in a couple of days.
Here’s the second. I painted in my usual style of putting down some colours and working intuitively follow where they led me.
The paper I use is really strong University Cartridge paper . Poster size.
China has been suffering horrendous flooding and other major calamities in the last 2 months. I’m hoping that it will hold the CCP in check but really feel for all the people suffering there. So this painting came together today, I think its appropriate for our times.
I need to decide on my subject matter, I’m thinking of drawing girly girls portraiture. They would be larger than life, can’t decide what size though. Anyway having drawn this today wondering how popular they could be. Would anyone be interested? That’s my dilemma.
I’m having a show in Ballarat Bridge Mall for 2 months. I have taken 12 poster size paper works. The papers are very strong University Cartridge, and mostly painted in oil and wax medium which I make myself from pure beeswax. We were very Covid safe. We look like bandits with our masks. Be very glad when it ends.
Had a rest from everything today but felt like drawing a portrait late afternoon and found this young man online. I decided that it was unusual enough to try my simple theory. I am teaching portraiture for beginners to intermediate, so making sure its simplicity will work , I’m happy to see that it does.
My theory most probably is similar to other’s, there are various ways, but I think mine is simple to follow for a beginner.
A few lines as pointers to begin measuring and guide.