Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Updates


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!

7 comments:

Anita said...

Nice to see biscuit again! Look at that real working studio!! you must be in seventh heaven! I am green with envy!

Jeanette said...

It is heaven to have my own space Anita. Steal a bedroom...go on, no one will notice...

Rose Welty said...

It looks wonderful Jeanette!

Funny, I was thinking about your oil self-portrait just yesterday...can't wait to see it again.

Jo Castillo said...

What a great space for you. The portrait of Biscuit is lovely.

Tracy Hall said...

Your space looks wonderful, Jeanette! What a beautiful portrait of buscuit, wonderful eyes.

~Gina Cuff said...

Beautiful portrait of Biscuit, Jeanette!

Ana Tirolese said...

Okay, I am JEALOUS of your studio. I want a nice place like that to work. Currently I work where ever there is a place to sit my bum down in the house with a TV tray to hold my supplies.

Your portrait of Biscuit is coming along beautifully.

As for the oil painting: all paintings go through an awkward stage (the "throw-up" stage, as a dear friend of mine calls it). Keep at it and it will come together. It looks great so far.

:)