Thursday, November 9, 2017

Looking Forward

It's been an unusual day. The power went out just as I finished working on Atlantic Ocean 12 this morning— I still have to work on those breaking waves, but in the meantime I found a lot of other small places that needed more detail, a better sense of form, more contrast, etc.—

Atlantic Ocean Series #12, Dawn Phase, © 2017, work in progress

So we went out in search of lunch, and later stopped in at a small, inviting coffee house nearby. A young woman thought she recognized me, knew me from somewhere, so we talked for a bit about where that could have been. The subject of art came up, and it occurred to me to ask her if she'd pose for a painting, which she did, and now I have some decent head shots to use for a new piece!

That was really quite fortuitous, as I've very recently joined an artists group that focuses on figurative work, and (it seems to me) primarily on head shots of women. And just this morning I was wondering how to find a model. I'm excited to start on this new piece! So the power failure was a good thing after all.

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