I love starting a new piece first thing on a Monday morning, with whole week stretching out before me for miles and miles and nothing on my schedule but a paintbrush! I feel a fresh sense of ease and possibility!
I’m so excited to be working on this painting! It’s a portrait of a singing man, wearing the wreath of wildflowers his daughter had just made.
I’m going to try and portray a sense of this man’s beautiful spirt, his joie de vivre.
I’ll keep adding to this post until the painting is complete.
Day 5 – trying to bring some richness to the background but concerned about loosing all the spontaneity!
Day 11? I’ve lost track, but I’m done and I’m so delighted with this piece!
Working on a portrait is so challenging but the rewards can be huge! I am so grateful to my subject and his lovely daughter who made this painting possible in every way.