DAILY PAINTING: Portrait series, cont'd. Since I enjoyed yesterday's color study, I decided today to do a more serious "working" drawing of the figure, which I have done in pastel. Sweet little drawing, and it'll help me to better make the transition to the canvas, which I hope will happen this weekend. At any rate, we progress!
DAILY PAINTING: I'm starting a new portrait series, and this is a (VERY) rough initial study, done in acrylic, but even so it has something going for it! I like it! We'll see what happens to it tomorrow.
DAILY PAINTING: "Psalm 95" You can see that I'm working with a nearly transparent, very fluid linear element that flows horizontally across the composition. The areas that are white now will be overpainted in color. It will be developed and strengthened in the coming days, but you can see the intention. The lines are very fine and did not photograph well--my bad!
DAILY PAINTING: I have not posted because of Easter preparations, but I had still been working in the weeks of Lent. This is one of two Lenten reflection paintings that I was working on. It is called "Psalm 95", which is particularly important to me. The key words to this Psalm are, "If today you hear His voice, harden not your heart." I had a hard time photographing the gold foil linear elements so that you could see them adequately. Still the photo does not do justice.
DAILY PAINTING: I began this painting thinking it would be part of the Sketchbook series, but I have since realized that it is a Lenten reflection on the Gospel of Luke 4:1, and it will be entitled, "Stones to Bread," from the Lord's temptation in the desert, a key to our preparations for Easter. Beginning to work the lights & darks, & I have a strong sense of where this is going. Lots of grace at work here!
DAILY PAINTING: "The Sketchbook Series, #3". It would be logical and orderly to begin the series by working on #1, but art is not math (thank God!), and I embrace its element of spontaneity and flexibility. So, for no particular reason, I'll begin with the third of the first group of this series. You can see a rough (very rough!) sketch which has been placed atop its watercolor background, so that you can see where it'll begin. No specific ideas yet about colors.