Wednesday, September 01, 2010
Week Thirteen: Mom's Eyes
I had a moment of panic with this painting - an odd sensation I've had more than once where all of a sudden I think, "I can't paint! I've forgotten how! Help!" I wiped off the initial drawing about half a dozen times because it wasn't right. So I guess I went through *two* panics on this one, the first one being, "I can't draw!!" Fortunately I ended up with something resembling Baby Girl. Actually all things considered, it's a remarkably good likeness!
This is 6 x 4 oil on Raymar canvas panel. She certainly does have Jubie's eyes - something that has been apparent from day one!
Part of my problem today was probably the fact that I have a series of shows coming up, the first of which is this weekend, so I'm somewhat madly preparing for those. I have one painting in particular that I'd like to have at least done enough to show this weekend. I believe I've shown it in progress on this blog, at least in the underpainting stage. I'll give you a unique glimpse of it, but that's it for now! (Extra points if you can figure out how I got the shot!)