Thursday, 28 January 2010

Look In Thy Glass 12" x 10 Oil

The brief for the WA meeting, yesterday, was "Illustrate a Shakespeare Sonnet", so I spent the morning reading, until this one caught my eye;
Look in thy glass and tell the face thou viewest
Now is the time that face should form another;
Whose fresh repair if now thou not renewest,
Thou dost beguile the world, unbless some mother.
For where is she so fair whose unear'd womb
Disdains the tillage of thy husbandry?
Or who is he so fond will be the tomb
Of his self-love, to stop posterity?
Thou art thy mother's glass and she in thee
Calls back the lovely April of her prime;
So thou through windows of thine age shalt see,
Despite of wrinkles this thy golden time.
But if thou live, remember'd not to be,
Die single and thine image dies with thee.
Which brought this painting to mind immediately.

And, so this is my version.
Enjoyed myself again

Wednesday, 20 January 2010

At The Beach - Snapshot 16" x 20" Oil

Took this along to the WA to work on, where someone asked me why on earth would I paint the back view of a person and paint people with no faces?! I have to say that it stopped me in my tracks...........but not for long.

Wednesday, 6 January 2010

At The Wedding - Pete 14" x 18" Oil

This one took 2 1/4 hours! I wanted an impression of the whole person, rather than a detail of his face. It isn't as quirky as I hoped for, to appeal to Pete, who likes really weird and wonderful paintings, but I like it!

At The Wedding - Jen 14" x 18" Oil

This has taken 21/2 days because with every adjustment, the painting looked like Ann rather than Jen. I never before realised just how alike the sisters are!