That’s what I’ve been doing-falling and dancing, dancing and falling. I’m painting with a fervent urgency. In the past month, I have worked through eight oil paintings. Four I’ve discarded, four are still in play. I’ll share with you what remains viable when I finish.
The transition of seasons reflects my process, lately. I’m hoping that pruning work that fails to stretch me this fall will result in stronger work come spring. Hope the new season inspires your creativity as well.
Here is Fall, just as we come to the official close of the season. You many recall my Winter and Spring portraits. I’ve only Summer to go, and the Four Seasons will be available as prints.
Below you can see the progression of the face. Nothing fancy, just using the brush tool in Photoshop to act as a real brush, accomplished with layers and changes in opacity. You can see that I was playing with the idea of birds, but decided to keep the portrait very simple. I may fuss with Fall a little bit more. Thank you to my beautiful model.
Sketchbook Watercolor Pencil, White Gouache
I adore the forest just before the leaves begin to turn. The greens begin to transition into varied shades. Some leaves have already fallen; brown and crunchy. As the leaves thin, vines are on display. A few upstarts are already showing off their colors, but most here in my part of the world are holding back…for a few more days.