It's been awhile since I got out my watercolors. It's not that I don't like watercolors, I do! I can't even say I prefer one over the other as I love both watercolor and oils. When I sit down to paint I follow an inner guide that leads me to one or the other. It is more instinctual rather than a conscious decision to work in one particular medium. Lately, I've been led to play with my watercolors.
There is something about faces that draw me to want to paint them. I find it hard to believe that there are almost 7 billion people in the world and no two faces look alike. What an amazing thing that is. I feel each person carries in their face their life's story and if I can only capture one tiny piece of that story, then my painting is successful.
It is easy to get side tracked because I love doing so many different things - watercolor - oil - sketching - photography. (notice I didn't say housework) I've put my pencil and charcoal aside for a little bit and have gotten my paints out again. Here are a few examples of what I am working on. None are finished so look for future postings.
These charcoal sketches were done a week ago during a figure drawing workshop.