I’ve been working diligently on Fitzys painting, and am delighted that the second working painting is progressing well now I’ve worked out more or less what I need to do…….! It helps!!!!! LOL It still needs some more work doing on it but at least its going positively in the right direction!
I’ve not shown you a drawing for a while, and thought I’d show you my latest. I love these white on black images and think this one works particularly well. I had decided that I’d draw my usual model in a wide brimmed hat, and she was still wearing her black bra whilst we were deciding on poses. I liked the basis of the pose but felt it needed a bit of something else, and with the addition of a long scarf, this was it!!!! I loved the pose the instant I saw it – lots of lovely strong diagonals, her face in shadow under the wide brim, her hands on her hips in a defiant pose, and lots of white flesh peeping out from under the clothing, with enough black clothing and shadows to add a lot of interest………………The picture works really well and I really do love it! As for the title, I felt that she was thinking about something with her head held down and her hands on her hips and that she had reached a decision regarding it, and this was what lead to the title – “Decision made” – as to whether the decision was to her choice of clothing at that moment in time, or a deeper and more profound problem, that’s for you to decide…………….
And I think this picture is even more special considering I was injured whilst I drew it!!! I’d burnt my finger just before I was starting to draw and the best thing I was taught for a small burn is bicarbonate of soda held against the damaged skin. This isn’t easy when its a finger on your drawing hand and your model has turned up ready for a drawing session! She watched incredulously as I covered half a tissue in the bicarb of soda, wrapped it around my poorly digit and bandaged it up with plasters to keep the whole thing in place. I let her get away with the hysterical laughing at my plight, since it wasn’t a bad burn.
My fingers fine now, so the treatment worked! As did the picture. And as is Fitzy’s painting. Yay, a hat trick! Yes, I know……………………. a pun!!!!!!! 🙂