Sunday, March 28, 2010
Portrait update - mother
I've been slowly working on this portrait of my mother, doing a few minutes here and there and its starting to come together now. The start of the portrait is here.
Its on a full sheet (22 x 30) of Stonehenge paper. This is velvety smooth with a good tooth and holds the charcoal well without giving out.
I've finished most of the face but will be refining it more with values and the hair as well. Now I'm working on the endless sofa cover pattern. It has a floral design which may be the end of me. I'm not sure how much detail I'll get into on this, it depends on how it goes and how much I can stand!
For now I'm working left to right developing pattern and values for it. Its unlikely that my mother will ever see the piece, as she doesn't like images of herself in any form. Left in her hands, she'd likely destroy it. We all have self images that never seem to match another's vision, but hers is rather extreme. And at 85 its sure not going to change.