Haven't been painting much because we've been... well.. painting. The house, that is. After three years we've finally gotten rid of the 'Rental Property Beige' and have adorned the main floor with rooms of oranges, yellows, and greens. It's all very warm and inviting and makes the place feel like less of a run-down mess.
If it can't be structurally sound, at least it can be pretty.
So that has been taking up a lot of time, energy, and space. My art space is currently occupied, but I managed to bang this out last week, mostly for the sake of practice, and working with light and dark tones.
|Acrylic on 8x8 hard board|
Not entirely happy with the eyes, as they are rather huge, but I do like that I was able to make the glasses look like they are sitting naturally. I tend to fit glasses within the limits of the face exactly, where in real life, frames usually stick out a bit, unless you're looking at someone dead on.
Hoping to have more works to share soon. I have a couple on the go; another "Fatty" piece, and an addition to what I hope will become a complete Tallahassee collection.
I've also purchased some inexpensive watercolour paper in hopes of playing around with that as well.