Before you meet your Handsome Prince…
Three pencil portrait attempts in the past 2 weeks and I think with each one I am getting better.
You see, we have to do another portrait painting for class starting next week, and although the “Man in Hat” turned out …ok…
I didn’t really enjoy the process.
So you can understand, the idea of having to do another..well it has me a little freaked.
So working from some family photos I started a bit of practice.
First one (not completely wonderful but some aspects I am happy about)
and these two today.
I think I like the last one the best, although the subject is not that impressed with being the focus of a possible painting.
After a little splurge at the art shop, I was using new pencils which I think made a huge difference to the end result. That and making the time to simply sit and draw today without distractions.
Apart from pencils, little canvases and assorted goodies at the art shop, I also made a stop at the Pandora shop and treated myself to two new charms.
The first “for” my hubby, a frog prince, for he is my Prince Charming (a bit of fun between us for as long as we have been married) and the other “for” Ty, vines and grapes, for all the wine tasting we do when he visits and for that bottle of red that didn’t quite survive the trip to visit me the other week. (well really they are for me, but I bought them with those two in mind)
My bracelet is full of charms that have special meaning to me. All part of the fun.
Last bit and I am blaming all you northern hemisphere people for your Halloween and Fall pumpkin this and pumpkin that for this sitting on my desk.
Yep, sitting behind all those lovely new brushes is a very pretty pumpkin.
And I have been creating all sorts of still life arrangements with an idea to paint them.
and after drawing the portraits today, and before I put my pencils away, I did this
So there you go, Sunday’s art post written while I dye my hair pink.
If you haven’t checked out my post on Indie Chicks (as mentioned last post) I would love you to pop over and possibly add to the conversation.
Time to wash my hair and maybe get some dinner.
Big hugs xx