Friday, October 07, 2011
Terry's portrait continued
I am slowly working my way through unfinished pieces. My goal is to have them all complete before the end of the year. What is it about my inability to complete paintings sometimes? Easily distracted perhaps. I always see something else that I want to get down on paper or canvas and think 'I'll just start this and finish the other later.'
This is a portrait of Terry Rielly, a gifted musician and entertainer. I've known Terry for....oh more years than I remember. We recently became reacquainted and I promised him this portrait after seeing the image of Mikaela's Rock online.
I started the portrait in watercolour and then, with other things overtaking it, it was put aside. Now I've pulled it out and have started adding more layers of colour and am probably about two-thirds near completion. I thought the beard would be my undoing, but instead it may be the rock!
I promise Terry that you'll have the final piece soon!