I’m getting a jump on the 30 in 30 day challenge. I have been meaning to paint Bert for, oh, about 5 years! Okay, I did paint him once at an art opening about 4 years ago…but really, you’d think I could’ve done more than that. I always want to paint him…I love his mustardy skin against all kinds of colors…a painter’s dream…and his big purple lips…now if only he wasn’t still working on the thesis (another thing that has been going on for 5 years or more) and I could have seen his eyes more…as it was, I finally asked him to look up and it just changed everything of course so I had a lot of changes to make…but all in all, I think I’ve captured him and hope to do more of him soon…like tomorrow? BTW, he claims he was groggy from a nap I forced him to take and hence the tough look…mostly he is a sweetheart…but you know, not always!
This is my first non-commissioned piece in a month…I’ve gotten sort of off track…hope this challenge gets me back on. It’s kind of the best of times and the worst of times for me right about now…anyone else having that kind of a time?