Tuesday, March 02, 2010

Final update

I'm calling this portrait complete, more or less.  There are still some areas that need darkening and refining but it was just a  fun drawing so I'm not worrying it to death and I'm sure people get tired of seeing the same thing 3 days in a row!

I have a grant application finalized and ready to go into the mail tomorrow.  There is always a degree of stress with any application, checking and doubling checking to make sure I have all the necessary forms and documents and support materials in place. 

Of course applying for a grant, or more so getting awarded a grant, brings yet another set of stresses. I have to actually produce the work then!  But that would be a good thing.  Deadlines and some pressure really do help push me forward, otherwise I can procrastinate and suddenly the time is up.

Whether I get the grant or not is immaterial as the work that I have planned will still be completed, just not quite as much perhaps and the framing may put me in the poorhouse for awhile. But I'm hoping it will be worth it.


RHCarpenter said...

Not at all tired of seeing this progress through 3 posts - I love seeing your delicate touch on your drawings. Really a beautiful and unusual portrait! Good luck on the grant :)

Billie Crain said...

Wow! This turned out better than expected. ok...not really. I knew it would be awesome.;)

Best of luck with the grant, Jeanette!

Elizabeth Seaver said...

Jeanette, this is amazing! It has been great to see it develop.

Good luck on the grant app (we want you to stay out of the poorhouse!)

Teresa Mallen said...

The profile view is wonderful and great use of cps! Love her scalp. Fingers crossed re: the grant.

Jeanette said...

Thanks Rhonda, she's unique.

Thank you Billie. Funny how we all pick apart our own work then others like it. :)

Elizabeth, yes staying out of the poorhouse is crucial! Glad you like the portrait.

Teresa, I wondered if the waft of coloured pencils would float over to you :) Profile portraits aren't often seen, but should be, they're wonderful to create.

Leslie Hawes said...

Absolutely outstanding!

Artoholic said...

Wow! My first visit here and I think it's a really expressive piece - well done!

I know what you mean about framing and the poor house! Plenty of gallery owners tell me that it's the Framers that make the money out of any exhibition, regardless of whether anything sells or not! The poor artist is the last in line to receive the paupers share of their own hard work!

Best of luck with your application.