Welcome Small Human!

Sketch of a baby by Sarah Sullivan

Welcome, Small Human!

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.