"Self Portrait 1989"
I remember studying
myself in the mirror with the TV in the background while doing this.
To this day I don't
know where I got the nerve to use ink for this homework assignment.
Here I sat on a couch opposite my
son while he was watching TV.
If he knew I was drawing him, I am
sure he would have not been so absorbed
"Self Portrait 1990"
Here I worked in some watercolor
I was still not sure I could work
totally with wet watercolor to capture the expression.
I wanted to study the
shapes, textures, and values in this lovely old piece of driftwood.
I wonder at how I got
that over-all texture.
Here is a simple
study of shapes and values and light
and a repetition of
"made-up" detail in the background.
A whole "made-up"
collection of flowers with fun details that never existed.
Just playing with
lights and darks and values and enjoying the impossible "set-up".