Remember the sailboats?
I started them back in June...
you can see the earlier stages here.
I had a wonderful painting session last night
as opposed to the uncertain, doubtful, frustrating session
the previous night.
I put on some good music,
lit a nice scented candle,
and played till the wee hours.
Well, not really "wee"...
it was only about 11pm when i stopped
although i probably could have painted till 3am,
but being a designer by day
means i need to get up for work
so 3am is out of the question.
It's times like these i miss not having
a bajillion bucks in the bank.
These photos are more blue than the actual painting
but i didn't bother adjusting any colors.
I just wanted you all to see the progress...
one more sitting and i suspect it'll be done.
I'll post when it is.
I always know when to stop
whenever i'm doing a commission.
Painting from a photo is never as daunting to me
as painting from an idea in my head.
My lovely palette of messy colors.
I heard something on the radio this morning
about Keith Richards, of the Rolling Stones
and it made me laugh.
I basically just have to look at him
and he makes me laugh.
Kinda like a cartoon character.
He was quoted as saying something like this:
"Sometimes, i forget how to play certain Rolling Stones songs,
but even when i forget,
my fingers always remember."
Considering everything this man has lived through,
i'm surprised he even remembers to breathe.
Actually, sometimes - i'm not quite sure he IS breathing...
So right after i heard that quote,
i was inspired to draw Keith...
A quick sketch,
but a drawing nonetheless.
I actually think he's great,
and i love the Rolling Stones too.
We saw them in an outdoor concert here a few years ago
and it was one of the best concerts i've seen.
Anyone who can move the way they do
at their age,
after all they've "experienced"... (wink wink)
leaves me impressed.
Maybe they're just pickled?
i'm just saying... i love their music.
So here's to you, Keith!
A mini marker drawing,
done with Crayola Pip Squeaks.
You just can't draw Keith with a smooth pencil...
It just don't seem right... ;-)