Professor Al said it was PoWeRfUL?!! 😋👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻👍🏻👍🏻👍🏻 Did I say hurrah?! That’s a major statement coming from Al Beyer. Maybe I should do more self portraits. After all we are out cheapest model!!
The start – like a contour drawing. No exactness.
Have to say it really doesn’t look a lot like me but I wasn’t striving for a likeness. I was actually pushing it to the dark side. My hair was wild which usually it’s a lot calmer. I fluffed it up for the photo. Beethoven has nothing on me.
My nose is nowhere near that long but the slash of white was fun. As was darkening the smile lines and the bags under the eyes.
Also great fun adding zings of red and green here and there. A lot of the red was done with the end of my paint brush dipped in the cad red light. All the purple was made with alizarin and phtalo blue. You can’t get a nice purple with phtalo blue and cad red. You get more of a brown. Not what I had in mind.
One more note. This was painted with large hog bristle brushes-flats 10&12 and slashes with a 6.
Next up a 32×48″ painting of ta da. Drum roll please!!
And darn. I left my Inktober sketchbook in the car yesterday. Duh!!
Up tomorrow – catching up on Inktober. Actually two sketches in the car. Color me too lazy to run down stairs and get them when I am leaving anyway in a bit. My house is on stilts like a beach house so LOTS of stairs. Three stories of them.
Thanks for reading.
Margaret glad to have survived the eminent doom of a catastrophic flood!! Nope Noah never showed up!!
XXX M on the Savannah River