Current Gossip Girl study in progress….poor little J.
Sometimes, to make forcing myself to stay in and paint on a Saturday night easier, a bit of 50s housewife attire is required. I can pretend that I am repressed and this is my only escape from my cold, controlling, and dull husband. Then I go all Joan Crawford on the canvas.
Hey, whatever works man.
In progress, still working at the MM studies. However, I am finding I need to switch it up from just working on Marilyn. It gets constricting and I get stuck. The biggest problem is dealing with my work space. It’s tight and not conducive to art making. So mostly I am restricted to studies to try to keep my skills in check. Also, in order to really do what I want with Marilyn, I need to be able to draw her in my sleep. She is one of the hardest people to draw. You generalize too much and it becomes instant characture or cliche. Her face is so familiar that one instantly recognizes any features that are off. So like I said, I have to be able to draw/paint/sculpt/perform her image in my sleep.
The good news is, I am moving to an amazing amazing live/work space in January. It’s basically my dream space. It’s a gorgeous gigantic loft in South Boston. I am living with my artistic brain twin, and the entire building is artists. It’s basically the opposite of my current situation.
No more working in a corner for me! Expect a massive increase of workflow upon moving.