Before my travels I planned an online face painting class as a result of requests made by my friends in San Miguel. To be honest, this is my dream class; I get to paint my favorite subjects with you guys by my side. If you want to read more about this class, go here and join the party. Meanwhile I'll be filming and editing and making the class really fun for you.
I bought a full set of Politec acrylics while I was in Mexico so I could paint while I was there. I love and don't love them.
I love the dry, fresco like surface of the paint but they dry so fast that it's like painting with tempera paint. So for me, unable to blend, it was a struggle to paint subtle value changes.
I missed my Golden.
I put Waterlogue on both my iPad and iPhone while I was there and created the following image.
Then I copied it very loosely in my journal. I got the idea from Jeanne Oliver and it was fun.
I tried to match the color and values. I was working under artificial lighting and with a limited set of colors (no dark blue or glaze colors) ... still it was informative.
Paint. It always lifts me up.
And then there's the archetype of the madonna. Who can resist trying to capture her?
As well as that, I've always liked to draw bad girls; smokers and bar stool sitters with a black line up the back of their calves from old fashioned nylons. Winking at sailors. Extremes appeal to me.
Ugh. See that tooth? I went to the dentist this morning and found out I have to have my back molar pulled (a molar that I have fought to save with a root canal and a crown and every kind of tooth saving procedure). So pulled. Out. And then an implant put in. I'm writhing just thinking about it.
You should know my life is more than la la la.
So yeah. Coming home and hitting reality with a thud.
Anyway, that's about all the news for today.
Sending out good wishes to everyone. Be safe and let's all imagine an end to this brutal weather.