...one step back.
So much for being on the mend. Since my last post my artistic output has been Nil. Zilch, Zero, Nada. That's what you get for bragging. Ah well, after two weeks of being poked, prodded and scanned the medical profession have finally come up with an answer and it's now official, I'm another step down the path towards being a doddering, decrepit old fart (who said I'm already there?). Oh well, more bloody tablets to try and remember to take. Hopefully I'll now get chance to come and visit more blogs, and actually have the energy to comment.
Anyway, moving on...
In my last post (you know the one where I said I was on the up) I showed you a background for a picture I'd been prodded to paint. Well, I've now managed to get a bit further with it.
So far it's not too bad, a quick sketch, a bit of gesso, and then some underpainting. There's also a hint of a face in there, but that's the scary bit, so it will be left until last. This is me going out on a limb. I've done the occasional bit of painting before, but nothing as detailed as this, and I really want to get this right. No pressure then!
In other news......
I had dinner (tea) at my daughter's today, and had a nice long chat with my eldest granddaughter about art and GCSE's. She's just scooped 4x A* in Art, plus another 4 As in other subjects, and nothing lower than a C. She's about to go to college to study art.
*Proud Grandad moment*