Saturday, September 22, 2007
MIXER TRIXER - Is the name my Sons give to a drink when they pour more than one flavour juice into a glass before diluting with water.
Friday day time involved many trips here and there, weekly grocery shop, lunch, three loads of washing, washing the floors, polishing and dinner preparation...amongst other things!
These are the kind of days where we can make excuses and say we never had time to do anything creative... but could we?
How about those coffee breaks?
Well I decided to make good use of my time Friday, regardless of what other chores the world threw my way.
These two portraits occurred while taking such coffee breaks. I set my mobile phone alarm for 25 mins, so I didn't get too distracted as I often do...Hours seem to pass by in the studio like some kind of time tunnel. Working quickly I set about the watercolour blocking in warms and cools, highlights and darks and then grabbed a charcoal pencil and defined a little after it was dry.
With the acrylic I went straight in with a mix of Payne's Grey and Titanium White, blocking values until some kind of likeness appeared.
Both unique, neither masterpieces but oh, so much better than nothing at all!
Oh, and at Robyn's request...
'Wonderful life in your eyes, Anita. Now you've planted the idea, I want to see one of your actually having a little chomp on your bottom lip.'
...I am biting my lip in the acrylic!
Self portrait - Acrylic on oil paper - 25 mins
Self portrait - Watercolour & charcoal on Arches HP - 25 mins