Monday, September 18, 2006
Waited a Long Time
In July I had started plans to make a small portrait of my mother. I made a drawing and left it as that. I chose the painting support for this piece and covered it with a neutral brown tone but that's as far as I got. I became scared. Painting portraits or figures is something I don't do often since I'm always scared of failure. But I got myself in gear, and took Peter Yesis' advice about what do I have to loose!?! This weekend I started the painted sketch, and laying of color for this portrait. Little by little she's coming alive, and after waiting a long time to start I can say that I felt more at ease and excited seeing the portrait take shape.