Sunday, April 28, 2013

Flower Study

 The goal for this study was to have lost and found edges with loose looking brushwork and leaving whites.  I wanted at least three values with strong darks to bring out the feeling of light. 

Wednesday, April 03, 2013

Nose Sketches

Finally, reaching a point where I can do more than just sleep, hooray.  Healing well and taking an interest in working with art again.  To all of you that offered caring comments, thank you so much.

The last three sketches were done with a Prismacolor watersoluble 9B graphite pencil.  I didn't use any water though, just straight sketching.  The reference photos from Morgue File were posted  in the "Noses" thread in the Portrait forum at paintingfriends.com.   I find noses hard to sketch and paint so the more practice I do the more I learn and one day may not find drawing and painting noses so difficult. 

Another thing that has been occupying my mind is that I always paint in a "how do I" mode rather than a creative mode.  In other words, I am so occupied with how to paint or draw something rather than being creative.  Perhaps I am afraid to be creative so I stick with the "safe" aspects of learning, trying for perfection, knowing perfection will never be reached.   But learning must embody creativeness, yes?? So must learn that too!