Saturday, July 18, 2015
It's been a while since the last term finished in May, but I thought I'd post my final homework. It's a portrait of my granddaughter done from a photo. Marcia had it framed and it's hanging in a place of honor in our hallway -- not because it's great art, but because it's our granddaughter for crying out loud! The medium is pastel.
Since class ended, I spent about a month being handyman around the house -- repairing, spackling and painting. I planned to take a two-week intensive landscape painting course in June but it wasn't offered. So, I decided to use the leave I would have used to take off summer Fridays and practice landscaping painting (and, in a small way, practice retirement which may actually happen some day).
The result was that I went from painting the house to painting the house. Well, from painting the house to a painting of the house. In the composition was trying to capture the interesting angles and tall trees. Here it is. I think I'm done.