I have not seen him yet, but my sister sent pictures of her first grandchild, who is totally gorgeous. Is there anything as beautiful as a newborn child?
I have trouble working from photos, regardless of subject. I tend to copy the picture, rather than interpret it, as I do when painting plein air or from a model. I want to be able to use my photos and in the last month, have begun to work more with them. I noticed tonight that if I stand at an easel and put the photo reference at a distance, that I get more of a feel of the photo’s meaning in my work.
This is a small gouache sketch on black paper.
he is gorgeous! There is a story of Tolstoy’s where the women are gathered around a baby and describe it as the highest state of life, the zenith from which we all descend, arriving at last at the nadir of adulthood.
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I am going to look for the story. I know that I feel something similar about babies whenever and wherever I see them.