Remember I said I wanted to get back to acrylic and/or oil painting this year after a hiatus of a couple or three years (with minor exceptions, when I had to produce something for a group show)? I've been madly drawing and playing with watercolors since I started this blog, three years ago next month.
Gosh, I'm finding it hard to change gears, but here's a painting of fish I'm declaring is at a stopping point for the moment. I probably need to do something about the ice cubes later. Later. It's such a delicate thing, to retain freshness, looseness and gusto, and yet be sure the painting is finished.This is acrylic on gessobord, 8" x 10". If it weren't for this blog, I wouldn't be showing this to anyone because it IS my first effort in a while, but there you are. Here it is. (Click on image for bigger verson. you'll see that the ice cubes need a bit of fine-tuning!) And on the sketchbook front, here's a sketch I made at a doctor's waiting room the other day. It was very narrow and I didn't have much room to manouevre or draw unobtrusively, so I hid my sketchbook behind a free newspaper and furtively sketched.