Can't believe it is ten days since last post. Time flying etc... Anyway, life first. All well with new life in that Toby thrives and parents dealing well with challenges. I enjoyed Private Eye Dumb Britain where question is : Jeremy Corbyn is the leader of which political party? The answer is : Conservatives. Well some way to go there then. Also good meal least evening with good friends providing new material for Facebook page - all good. Only cloud on the horizon is the tax bill at end of January - keep saving!
I have been continuing to work on the portrait and have finished the pieces for the local art club to choose from for their Hornsea exhibition. Thoroughly enjoying both. I am also trying to do the ten minute drawing a day activity which I will share despite it not being v good to date.
I have worked on the forehead tones and am pleased with the highlighted area. I used the method described earlier of building up tones from lightest to darkest and then adding the highlights. I also like the nose which is beginning to look right. Here I just keep looking at the original image and concentrating on where the light falls. Much else is still to be improved on the tonal quality of the face. I have begun to work on eyes and T shirt and background, all just really colouring in which I admit to really enjoying.
Work for art club
The finished products are evident below; hopefully one will be acceptable. The photography piece is inspired by the Hockney collages. The painting is my first attempt to use glazing (which I am currently really into) and the middle piece is just playing with the original image.