Tuesday, November 11, 2008
My studio is a little more 'lived in' now that I have rearranged some furniture and added some paintings and finished pieces.
I've signed up for a portrait swap and have been given the name of my partner. I've sent off my photos and am waiting for hers in return. I'm toying with what medium to do the portrait in and while I wait, I'm starting work on a self portrait in oils that I promised to tackle some months back. I have the bones of it down on canvas today and will work on it during the week.
I'm likely too out of practice in oils to be brave enough to do someone else's portrait, so may end up doing it in graphite or cp. I'll see how the current one develops first before deciding.
I'm also continuing to work on the portrait of Biscuit that I started. I'd forgotten just how much fur he had. He had developed a thick ruff of fur around his neck, almost like a lion's mane or a furry Elizabethan collar. You could sink your fingers into it up to the knuckles. No wonder I was always vacuming!