This is just a little 5x7 cloud study. Facebook can be a good barometer (to let us know how a painting comes across)....because this one got a lot of likes. (I kind of thought I may have screwed this up, but guess it reads well.... based on the "likes").
Meanwhile! I've also been enjoying my sketchbook. Aren't sketchbooks just the best? It really doesn't matter if a sketch doesn't pan out..it's only paper, after all. I sketched the back of this building and enjoyed doing it. There was a woman on the stairs smoking and talking on her phone.
On this same subject, my good artist friend, Jim King always says that drawing is the bedrock of painting. He personally paints like an absolute dream, but he also dedicates a large part of his day/week to drawing. This inspires me, because, clearly...the man has a complete handle on everything.... and yet he continues to "practice".
The other day, on a whim, Dave and I watched "Rembrandt" (made in 1936). I took some photos of the movie on my digital camera and used them to sketch from. Lots of diverse shapes to choose from (hats, helmets, robes--- the whole nine yards)... And feeling inspired (ala Jim King) I sketched Elsa Lanchester.
During the upcoming week I am hoping to get some life drawing/painting in and also I am vowing to go to the gym. And you...what are your plans?
(Oh, also I went to art discussion last Thursday...to see what everyone brought, go HERE.) :)
(Top Photo): Oil Study, Celeste Bergin, Cloud Study, oil on 5x7 canvas panel