To explore all the directions of painting that I want to explore will take me fifty more years, at least. I don’t have that much time! Something must happen soon to allow me more painting time each and every day!
While searching for another file, I found this image of a portrait I painted a couple of years ago of the kids’ dad. I love painting portraits, especially in watercolor. It is quite satisfying when I can capture the body language and character of a person I know well.
Time is so crunched lately. I’m losing sleep stressing over the fact that my time to paint is getting chiseled away. I keep telling myself that I can turn everything around and reconstruct my life so that I am, once again, painting everyday, teaching workshops and traveling. I do believe I can, though I haven’t figured out yet how.
I began with a quick pencil sketch followed by watercolor painted wet in wet, carefully watching edges so as not to lose the sharpness of the profile.