Friday, 11 December 2009



I know it doesn't look like much more was done, but the small bits that were have taken a couple of hours.  There are still more layers to go on top of her face as the shaded areas are quite dark.

Her hair has been started.  Already there are 7 different colours worked into the spots I've started.  At this point I've used sky blue, tuscan red, sand, ginger root, mineral orange, and two different browns.  Much more to come!  Even though this child is blond, her hair will contain a combination of many darker and varying colours other than "yellows."  So far I've only used one yellow (sand)!

Today was the Christmas lunch for the elementary school children and my kids school.  Hot turkey, potatos and gravy, vegetables and dessert for about 250 kids.  I came home wearing as much as I served.  One of the other volunteers asked me if I was having a plate myself and I told her, "No, I'd just lick my lunch from off my pants."  Yes, it was that bad!  I suppose it doesn't help that they have them sit on the floor to eat.  Perhaps they should just feed them outside and let the mess freeze to be raked up afterwards;-)

Anyhow, the teachers left the parent volunteers to clean up the mess afterwards while they went on their lunch.  I don't mind though, after all the seconds and thirds of cake we served the children....they'll be kept busy this afternoon until the sugar wears off and they crash.  Then the tryptophan from the turkey will kick in and they'll all be sawing wood by the end of the day. Hehehehehe!

8 comments:

emma said...

i LOVE seeing the creation of this...thank you so much for sharing it!

Serena said...

Your latest painting is coming along beautifully!!! I love seeing all the progress stages.

I'd have a heck of a time trying to eat that sort of meal while sitting on the floor. I imagine there would have been a lot to clean up afterwards. Mind you, I'd probably opt for that over kids strung out on sugar. lol

Grandma "C" said...

Love it, I like seeing life appearing on your paper. A personality is starting to emerge.
Like the bit about the Christmas supper.

Jennifer Rose said...

it would have been very hard for me not to start a food fight :p

your portrait is coming along really nicely :)

Sandy said...

again,wow, this is wonderful. I too enjoy seeing it take shape. You have such a "delicate" touch on your layering. I'm like a 500 lb gorilla when I try layering although its' been along time since I've tried a "real" portrait. I'm really enjoying this.

Julie-ann Bowden said...

Wow, your Christmas dinner sounds hectic,lol! Hopefully the 25th one will be a little easier and not so messy!
Your art is so finely detailed I can only imagine the precious work that us done to create these so softly.

Thank you for your comments left on my blog. The bird is my favorite too.

Have an great weekend!

Julie

tony said...

a Rose with the petals opening .......

Perpetual Chocoholic said...

What a lovely way to put it Tony!