Thursday, September 14, 2006
Grace, Paul Grace
Yes, it's that lovely boy again! I haven't really finished it but at this stage I need to put it away for a couple of weeks and forget about it. I've made his nose looks a little bulbous, poor thing and I didn't sort out that left eye to my satisfaction but I think it's Good Enough. I might even forget, with my bad memory, what I think are it's faults - one of the benefits of old age! Although I worked on it in fits and starts, a little disappointed that I didn't get it done as fast as I'd planned, I found an old portrait of Paul in the pad I was working on. It took many months and as I looked at it with a magnifying glass (!) I couldn't see my pencil marks. I really was a hopeless perfectionist. This one is much more rough and ready but I don't like it any less so I guess I can take comfort from that. It was done with mostly 2B pencil and some HB and 2H.