We are all getting back into the swing of things after fall gets here, not that us being retired ever changes things. We still look forward to the weekend and it's doings. Why? Who knows but we know that when the weekend is here it is a different life. I don't cook bacon and eggs like on the week day mornings and Eldon heats the Jimmy Dean breakfast thingies sometimes I eat one and sometimes I eat a bowl of cereal without milk. Funny what age does to you with food, seems like am now kind of allergic to milk, does that stop me from eating ice cream? Well of course not.
At Roses on my Table, she is on my side bar and a fun place to explore and play with art I might add, Zinnia wanted us to draw someone that we have looked up to and not necessarily be a likeness but how our heart perceives them . I first did Condaleezza Rice, the only picture I could find of her is her wonderful smile. Now open mouths and smiles are hard just pure hard but I went ahead and drew her. She is a pillar of strength to me and a kind lady, I have always thought so. I have not done this type of portrait in a while, a long while. I use to take art lessons in the early to late 70's off of Ben Konis. What a wonderful artist and teacher, I don't know how many times I took off of him but several. He used bright and brilliant colors and was patient and not. He would teach the same way but until your head is ready to hear his words they just go in one ear and out the other. A lot of what he taught helped me in my professional photograpy business of 24 years. Now I am back to art of all kinds. So Ben Konis these are for you kind sir, looking down from heaven.
Here is Mz. Rice, doesn't look like her at all to me and I will try again. I do hope it doesn't insult her in any way, a chuckle here--- like she would ever see it. Maybe a young C.R. ? Could be, bet she was as strong then as she is now.
Now the next one I did was of Zinnia herself. She also to me is strong and kind and leads us into different parts of art and teaches us to spread our wings in the world. I try to make my portraits non real but sometimes they just pop out on the paper and I have no control over it. Like the cute little fairey I did earlier with the wonderful thick eyelashes. Man those were some eyelashes weren't they?
Any who here is Zinnia
Well thanks for coming to see what is going on in my world today.