"Paintings have a life of their own that derives from the painter's soul." Vincent Van Gogh
Wednesday, January 22, 2014
A Singers Life and a Pathetic Oil Attempt
Jakki Ford / Conte pastel on tan toned paper / 14x11
Jakki is a local entertainer who has the voice of an angel and played some of her own CDs as background music while we drew her. She wore a large yellow feathered piece in her hair and was a very elegant and personable lady.
Amber / 18x14 / oil on gray toned linen panel
Last Sunday was Art Mash at the NV Museum of Art. Amber was the lovely model. She wore a navy blue gold spangled outfit and was seated on a lime green settee among a profusion of brilliant colored pillows and throws. I did my best but could not capture her beauty or the relaxation of her pose. I do feel I was successful with the foreshortening of the figure so all was not lost. She was a most lovely model but I am still finding life painting to be so nerve wracking. I look forward to the day when I succeed in conquering these jitters!