I could not let it go, I had to have another try. This was a quick sketch were I focused on the shapes of the face and not the details.
I scrubbed so much at this portrait, so it lacks magic, when will I ever learn, let the watercolour to do the work! Frustrating, but at the same time I learned a lot. Trying to do as many portraits as I can right now, I’m missing something, they are not like their owners. I hope by doing many, something will click and a light bulb will turn on.
|Francis Bacon 23 x 30,5 cm, Fabriano fine grain – cold pressed 300g|
To be patient, to spend hours on one drawing or painting; it is certainly something that does not come naturally to me. These two small sketches are exercises in extending my length of focus on one drawing. It is
not so hard really, I was relaxed and I listened to Bach playing serenely in the background, the minutes flew by. It is creating time to achieve this which is the hardest art to master. If my life resembled a tightly packed suitcase, then something would have to be discarded in order for me to make room for my art. The question is what?
|Gustav Klimt – Fabriano A5 paper, 14.8x21cm|
|Francis Bacon – Fabriano A5 paper, 14.8x21cm|
This documentary by Arena, BBC, reveals a lot about the person – Francis Bacon.