My drawing and painting life
Today I finished a painting that needs drying before I scan it. I will share tomorrow. No need to rush it, do I? I do like to keep up the daily posting for a bit. So I am getting back with you about some of the drawings I did on earlier days. I will do that a few times perhaps. It’s great to see how drawing a lot, drawing quickly, seems to work for me.
A thought about failing. Yesterday I thought I failed miserably during the watercoloring for a few minutes. Then I remembered a saying by Picasso – ‘I like my failures. Because they are all mine’. Wise man. I remember thinking that about starting a business too. If I fail at getting a job from someone, at least it will be my failure – not someone else’s. If I make a mistake during a job, I will learn from it, and move on. For some reason that feels so much better.
Here’s some drawings of day 9 . These were done after the same photo reference of the girl of day 7. The girl with a scarf and her hair blowing in the wind. This is what happened at my drawing table.
It took me several drawings to get a feel of the girl ,the sweater and the wavy hair. This went rather well, actually. After three drawings I was happy with what I knew about her. Three drawings. Sometimes I struggle and go to a different face, just to let go.
Remember, I painted this on day 7:
I took watercolor paper, a pencil, masking fluid and watercolor. I put in a few dots with pencil to mark where the eyes should be. Also some dots to mark how big I wanted the head to be (top of painting; the chin; the scarf). I knew from the photo reference there was snow on the shoulder and a kind of light behind her (fireworks?). I masked the places where those white spots and dashes should be. While the masking fluid was drying on the left side, I started to paint on her face, her eyes and hair. And on. Moving around the painting.
What do you think, should I do this same painting again? See what happens?
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