This was the final for the head drawing class. It is a pastel portrait and it was very painful to draw. I was at war with the pastel through out the drawing and often wanted to tear it up. There are things I like about it. The left cheek, the reflected light under the chin...but I hate the neck...I am getting older and this piece made it only to clear. I found out last night that I will be in the 50/50 show again this year. For those Daily Painters...you already do this everyday, but for me it is a 6"X 6" painting everyday on top of my masters class and teaching high school full time. I maybe crazy.
I love painting and the world around me is amazing. Life is to short and I want to see the best in people. I am putting a few drawings on eBay, as I have time. My Etsy store is empty for now, maybe when I retire or finish my M.F.A. or just find some extra time, I may try again. My Blog is more a forum to share what I am painting, my growth, both failures and successes. I am also working on my M.F.A. in painting and working full time as a high school art teacher. I am an 10 year cancer survivor so I have been given a special gift of life and want to enjoy it to it's fullest.