Thursday, February 25, 2016

Portraits for a New Year

We took a long break over the holidays. The first day back is always hard. It's as though I forget how to draw if I am away from it.

These paintings are from before Christmas. Results continue to vary in terms of a recognizable likeness. "I Was Only Dreaming" came from a sketch of Peggy Murphy and morphed into something completely different.  I used color for the first time in this series and ended up up wiping most of it away.

"Volcano" is a self-portrait and is a good likeness of a much younger me. 


"I Was Only Dreaming"
printing ink on Yupo    18"x14"

"Volcano"
printing ink on Yupo  14"x18"