Last night I sketched the next portrait and started adding some colour. I still need a background for this and haven't quite decided what it will be. I have some thoughts floating around but there is no 'aha' moment yet. As the painting develops as well as the background a title may come to mind. I should have a better image tomorrow as I'll have some decent natural light. Well, provided it doesn't snow too much.
This piece is done on a half sheet of 300lb arches paper. I'm waiting for more of this paper to turn up as I got a good deal on a mailorder price. Everyone else must think so too, as its backordered.
I've been setting up a new printer tonight. I had an early Christmas gift of an Epson Artisan 810 that virtually stands on its head and spits nickels. The reviews of this printer are excellent and I haven't found anyone to say anything bad about it so far. It has a six color process (Black, Cyan, Light Cyan, Magenta, Light Magenta, Yellow) and with the appropriate paper, produces the artistic, “giclée” level prints that Epson’s higher-end inkjets have built their reputation on. And its wireless technology so I can lose some of my spagetti junction in the studio.
I just need to figure it all out, one function at a time.