Thursday, January 17, 2013
LITTLE BOY BLUE AT FOUR DAYS OLD
The year is still young, so I thought to show you
my first attempt of painting a baby,
one of my grand children,here "Four Days Old."
Last year Sept. he went to Kindergarden,
and did not want to go back home!
The measurements with babies are different -
their heads are 1/5th of their height.
shadows give form to the face
and make the cheek and forehead look larger
The color of the "Little Boy Blue"
was still very red at the time, and his limbs long!
He's laying on a round green inflatable pillow.
which was a perfect backdrop
for the fiercely red of the face.
When attempting a new subject
I often venture out in pastel. With this painting medium,
which is like colored chalk sticks (am not referring to light colors)
I use my drawing skill as a safety blanket :)
my next new venture would be to paint a child
between 6 and 12 years old