I started a painting that went nowhere today...so at the end of the evening I did this quick Conte' sketch. (The reference is from a magazine). I liked using a big eraser to create the lights. (He reminds me a little of "the most interesting man in the world"). I'll have another go at the painting tomorrow.
In honor of Mother's Day, I changed my facebook profile to this picture of my Mom. (I always did want to look like her!)
Here we are probably in the area of 13 years ago when I visited her in Florida. The absolute best thing about my Mom was her sense of humor. She made me laugh most every single day!
This is the painting of my Mom that my blogging friend Crimson Leaves surprised me with last year. (She got the reference from a photo I had blogged). This painting hangs in my bedroom..and it is a treasure.
Yesterday I went to Eric Jacobsen's painting demonstration at the Sovereign Gallery. Slideshow (below). Eric gave a great talk throughout the demonstration. Remember the big shapes!
(Direct link to photos: HERE)
(Top Photo) Sketch, Celeste Bergin, Bearded guy, Conte' in 9 x 12 sketchbook