This is my neighbor Delores, she is an amazing woman.. I carefully lit her with studio lights on the left of the image and cool, morning light on the right.. i think I am calling this pretty done! who knows - maybe I have a shot as a painter ? about 35 hours ( with a lot of looking time in the number..).. there are always things to fix but i'm feeling good. below are the block in and about 15-20 hours in and a value study i did in graphite .. the painting is a much more careful rendering of her likeness in proportion, value, color, shapes.. whatnot....
some 2 min gestures from sat. working on my Carl Gnassian "" way but LONG way to go..
below from Henry's friday night workshop.. not pleased w/my drawing lately.. ugh
somehow that foreshortened foot won the battle and is the size of a small, offshore watercraft ( or my size 14 foots..)below Sir Norman Rockwell master copies - in graphite from charcoal sketches ;-)
a polish mother and son from some photog book I found.. graphite..