Portaits of Randomers
I haven’t been posting much lately, because I was completely obsessed with the elections in the US. Every time I turned on my computer I ended up watching news clips or SNL skits. Now that I can breathe normally again,here’s what I’ve been working on. I’ve started a series of portaits – people I don’t know, photographed at random.
I was going to add detail to this figure, but finally I decided to just add the background and leave it as it is – I kind of like the slightly abstract quality. This is quite large – full imperial size (30×22″).
And here’s the way I left another one (same size) late yesterday afternoon. Sometimes, when I’m stuck (I rubbed out the eyes at least 4 times) it seems best to walk away for awhile. I hope I can finish it later today, but I never know if a particular painting will ever work out. I’ve added some gouache to the watercolor here, and I may even add some charcoal later.