Tuesday, 29 September 2020
Green Cat Day means painting day. I started with a water colour of my mother. I find her incredibly difficult to paint. that's why I keep trying.
She went to have her hair cut yesterday and I asked her to sit in my art room to take a BEFORE photo. This was how she looked BEFORE the haircut. I will make the AFTER portrait tomorrow.
As you can see there is a GREEN cat on the wall behind her. I am not sure if you can see it. Maybe some of you might see it as blue. Anyway that smiling cat thing is a painting by my little nephew Jensen. I love the painting. It looks better in real life than here.
Now you know why I call painting days Green Cat Days. If you can paint a cat green with such gusto you are a winner.
I prefer to simplify details on my mother's face and the things on the wall. Here is a quick sketch of her, with the green cat painting behind her.
Saturday, 26 September 2020
I made some quick ink sketches of my mother today. They are based on a photo of her when she was younger( the 4th one onwards). Halfway through she came to my room and sat on the couch to take a nap. I made 2 more of her while she was resting. When she woke up I made another one of her looking at me sketching her. I kept everything very loose and just enjoyed the in on paper. It was fun getting so many different versions of her when I didn't try to capture any precise likeness.