Finally coming up for air after some hectic weeks of work. Yes, “Art” is a cruel and selfish master. I am driven by an insatiable desire to create, often to the exclusion of everything and everyone else around me.
Been working on this pastel portrait study from a live model. It only took about four hours to do the initial drawing with the model, then I’ve been tinkering with it for a couple of weeks when I had a few minutes until I felt it was finished. The model, Alexandra, was in a live pastel portrait workshop that I took at Cuong Nguyen‘s studio. If anyone is interested in a good pastel portrait workshop, I strongly recommend Cuong. Not only is a great pastelist and oil painter, he is a very generous and knowledgeable instructor. He really takes the time to help his students individually.
Trying to work up some pieces to enter competitions. This will be my year for getting out there and trying to make a ripple in the vast ocean of the art scene – along with thousands of other artists who are trying to make it. But my time on this mud ball grows shorter each day. I can only hope that I can leave an imprint in the sands of time, so that someday it may become a fossilized record that I once walked upon this earth.