Wednesday, September 10, 2008
If I had much hair (it's almost all gone...just a memory), I'd like to have it spiky for a little while. I have maybe eight hairs on the top of my head that I suppose I could spike with mustache wax, but the resulting look might be a tad scary, and I really don't want to scare anybody. So to satisfy my spiky hair envy, I painted this gentleman who works around the corner from my studio and is a graphic designer. Now to be real frank, the only reason I bothered painting him was to use my Princeton Art @ Brush Co. #12 Jumbo Round water color brush. These brushes are super flexible and tapper down to a beautiful fine tip thereby allowing me to have a rollicking good time rendering his hair while listening to The Rolling Stones. Don't get much better than that! Yeah, yeah!... I know...I used a little white opaque paint in a few places on his face where I lost some highlights. That's the challenge of water color. If your painting "goes south", you have to go to Plan B or throw it away and start over again. I chose to go to Plan B. ONE FINAL THING... if I left him bald, I'd title the painting "Etc., Etc., Etc."