Saturday, May 31, 2008
Of ships and snails...heck, the rhyme isn't working.
This beautiful catamaran went past just about at dinner time....we can see it from the living room. The sun shining on the sails is just lovely.
One of Youngest's friends gave her this little treasure, we have since let him/her go back, but he/she was very very active!
I did a bunch of painting, not as much as I really wanted to, but I think I finished the yellow doorway, the light is too low, so no photo, but I'll put it up tomorrow maybe. I think it worked well. I am pretty happy with it.
I also did some sketching, because I really need to improve my figure drawing if I am going to go anywhere. I have been in love with Rembrandt's work for YEARS....in L.O.V.E. His paintings are amazing, and his sketches and drawings are also mind-boggling. I don't know if he was a kind man, but his work is so intimate and loving and lovely. Soooo since I have no books here...I did a google search and downloaded what I could find (and added a couple of books to the old wish list) and got to work.
The head took me three tries, but I whipped the hand off on the first go!
I love his angels. They have feet that look sort of under-employed and adorable, like small children as they are being picked up. This may have been his intention of course...Angels being raised up by the father and all.