I have Work In Progress (WIP) for two pieces here.
I must say that not all artists like to show their work in progress. A friend asked me why. Well, I explained, it is like showing yourself before you are fully dressed.
In my younger days, I would never be caught with curlers on and my brothers enjoyed letting the boyfriend in before I had taken them off. It’s kind of like that feeling.
Then he asked how it is that I do it. After giving some thought I figure I’m a born teacher. I relish on sharing the process and knowledge just as much as I do learning new things and asking questions. And I don’t wear curlers anymore.
Last you saw the first WIP for Rodeo Gal. In this version I’ve made drawing corrections mostly on arms and shirt. The model had forgotten her hat in the previous sitting so in this session I drew the hat and the placement of the hands.
The shirt was too warm so I toned it down. I added a little of the highlights on the hair and got a feel for some of the detailing on the shirt around the cuffs. I’m enjoying this piece and the way it is coming together.
In the next session I expect to have all remaining color blocked in on the background and hat, and detailing begun, particularly on the face.
Here is the final sitting for Spring Motherhood. We had our last session with the model as she is expecting her baby’s arrival this week or next. We figured it was best to avoid too much excitement at the studio.
I may add a little detail here or there but I consider this work pretty much complete. I intend to keep this piece fresh without overworking it.