I was on Wells Beach in Maine, for what may have been the last warm beach day of this year (for this part of the country). Yesterday I returned to the studio and worked on the painting "Pond." I also made two drawings. The details of "Pond" are now in process. Mostly I worked on the middle figure's head and upper torso. I am very involved in getting his facial expression right, which will connect him to his world. I will work more on "Pond" today and will post a new version soon.
As to the drawings: I am finding they are enhancing my ability to feel the correctness of the details of the figure in "Pond." Today's second drawing was about practice on details, and I believe it to be an excellent drawing in itself. The first drawing is a study for an upcoming painting. Here they are...
I have complained about the difficulty of reproducing art via photography. Check out the drawings posted in the previous post (09/24/2010). This morning I increased their contrast using Photoshop and re-posted them. They look better and are closer to the originals. When first posted these drawing appeared as if they were on grey paper. They are on white paper.
To read my profile go to MEHRBACH.com.
At MEHRBACH.com you may view many of my paintings and drawings, past and present, and see details about my life and work.