This one proved much more difficult and as the hours went by on this gloomy January day it became harder and harder to see what I was doing and trying to get a decent photo in the dark was a feat. None of it would have happened without B. I seriously considered skipping the posting but he wasn’t having it and so using his skills in so many areas, here it is. I may try to shoot it again under daylight conditions. And I think I will go back to smaller and quicker studies for a while. It’s too hard to get anything else done and I’ve signed up for three different programs which all start this week…and I already feel behind.
I took this tea kettle from my mother’s apartment when she died…or maybe right before…hard to remember because it was over 16 years ago. I’ve rarely managed to paint it since but I had this idea pop into my head during yoga. I used it yesterday too…and hope to keep using it now. I don’t think she drank out of it either…and I have no idea where it came from…wish I could ask her.
My mind was wondering whether it made sense to paint B again after yesterday. Well, of course it did. I loved trying to figure out these subtle colors in the waning afternoon light. He thinks his eyes look dark. Well, I told him, you want to read the computer, so that’s what you get!
Facebook reminded me that I had painted B last year on New Year’s Day so I thought, “there’s an idea!” And so here he is. I’ve done many portraits of him but I think I do like this one the best to date.