Having been away on holiday and spent another couple of weeks looking after my mother just out of hospital, I rather ran head long into this exercise feeling that I was behind schedule.
I tried to do some sketching on holiday and have added all these to my sketchbook page in this blog.
I certainly didn’t do enough prep for this exercise and my hubby was my only possible model. Not best impressed with being asked again he sat for a few preliminary sketches and I took photos which I ended up working from.
Hubby watching the TV
Prepared the paper with a yellow and red rough wash of acrylic for speed and began to draw with oil paint, deliberately not making an outline first as I had had some success with sketching this way.
As I built up the face it kept changing shape, but I was getting to a stage where I had two much wet paint . By now and too late I realised that I had tightened up. I was painting sitting down at a table and felt this was restricting my movement and therefore making quite a tight drawing, but I was kind of committed.
Putting in finer details, but getting quite stressed with this, I stopped at this point. I could draw a diagonal line from bottom left up and I have two different paintings. I photographed this from the side which almost made it look better, but I ended being quite disappointed with it.