Monday, June 22, 2009
Sunday, June 14, 2009
But really you wish you could go back in time to that moment when you should have put the brush down and walked away.
This is one of those paintings.
I've noticed, that in the photo's of kid's laughing, they laugh with their eyes open or closed, but grownups almost always are laughing with their eyes shut. Perhaps this is because kids laugh more freely. And grown ups need to concentrate, to remember what it's like to be a kid... and so need to close their eyes tight to remember what it's like; to go to that place where they're a kid, laughing freely? Or is it just late, and I'm tired?
Ok, so it's not a laughing face, but rather a portrait of a friend's kid. Is it just me, or is it harder when you haven't actually met the kid.
Still a work in progress. Sort of wish I'd worked out a full strong undercoat but hey, it's oils. There's time.