Sunday, September 21, 2008
In the works
Another portrait in the works, this time of Mark's nephew, Ben. Gradually members of the family are being revealed! I've been procrastinating longer than usual over the hair so this has been on the easel too long now. In between I've gone back to sketching from the TV - I feel I lose my sketching ability somewhat when I get involved in these larger portraits. And the results in my sketchbook proved that! I also had some distractions with building work being done on the bathrooms (not finished yet) and collecting and sending off my portrait of Paul to England for the UKCPS exhibition. It was ready 3 days early and the frame looked better than I expected, so I have fingers crossed my luck holds out and it arrives in one piece! My tickets are booked so I'm looking forward to seeing the other entries - it's strange but I've never actually seen any other coloured pencil work up close. I have two more portraits lined up after this one, so I'd better get cracking but hair never seems to get any easier!