Tuesday, December 20, 2011
As the holidays are upon us, I thought I would write a quick note before I go to Phoenix to celebrate Christmas with my daughter and her husband, and my two grandsons. (The photo above is of me and my family, around 1960.)
Last week I did indeed get my 6' canvas, which is beautifully stretched, and started to draw in the painting. While I have painted this large before, it has been horizontal, or if a figure, I haven't ever painted down to the feet.
There are a few challenges, since the model is taller than me, (and I'm painting her...close to life size) such as......I can't paint her head...eye to eye. So I have stacked some boxes, and am standing on them to paint. So far, it is working pretty well. One day I will have an easel that lowers into the floor, as Mel Ramos does!