Tuesday, September 25, 2012
Sketches & Chatter
These are sketches of the same little girl, using a reference photo from the tea party that were taken last year. The first sketch is very quick while the second sketch took longer as I was trying for a closer resemblance and a more finished look. The last sketch is basically a line drawing as I need loads of practice doing those. I will use the line drawing to trace onto watercolor paper so I can get back into painting. I did overlay the line drawing on the photograph and it is fairly close in accuracy.
I've been away from blogging and painting for the last month, going through a severe slump which continues to haunt me. The only way I know to get past it is to do little things such as play with color, o graphite sketches or do imaginative sketches, look at other artists' work, read. Then sometimes walk away and let it all percolate.
I'm happy to say the cataract surgery oo my left eye went very well and I can now see distance. Until the right eye has been corrected, I am having to switch between two pairs of reading glasses; one for computer work, one for reading. I'm so willing to do that though just to have the joy of being able to see.
Also, my Mom had a bit of surgery and is now scheduled for a 2nd one the 9th of October. The first one went very well and she did an amazing recovery. Hopefully, this time it will all go just as well and they will remove all the tiny spots. We consider the surgeries a blessing because if they hadn't done the first one they wouldn't have discovered the cancer until who knows when.