Spent the afternoon in the delightful company of my little grand-daughter Amy:
"Amy, newborn study#1", pencil in sketchbook, A4.
At only a few hours old she is holding her finger up over her nose just like my own mother used to do
"Amy, newborn study#2", pencil in sketchbook, A4.
It seems that any mark I make, in whatever medium, is always too harsh for a newborn.
"Amy, newborn study#3", charcoal on paper, 59x42cm.
I like the idea of Amy's face the only element with colour in a neutral surrounding .
"Amy, newborn study#4", acrylics on paper, 59x42cm.
Nanna Jacqui's arm should be less straight but curved round more to continue the encirclulation.
The big questions for me to answer are:
i) How am I going to translate all this information into a decent painting?
ii) Can I do a decent painting?
iii) Do I know what a decent painting is?
Much to ponder.