Thursday, June 09, 2005
An oldie but a goodie
This is an old sketch book entry from the last century, 1999. It is a portrait of Cantance Adams. She is the architect of the first inflatable space habitat that we, one day, may see orbiting our planet. If I recall, I found here picture in National Geographic or Popular Science or like magazine. There was something in her face that I really liked. Something about this very "normal" looking woman with hip glasses designing space habitats was really cool.
So the next step was to do a water color sketch:
Now here's the funny thing (and why I chose to post this) My fifteen-year-old was looking at it and noticed two things:
1) He thought she looked like a "sexy librarian" in the pencil sketch, but an "old jewish lady" in water color. (please, no offense to anyone, we all have our ethnic traits)
2) He compared it to the watercolor I did last night of the bird and said, in his own words, that I have gotten better since then. I'm very curious to hear what any of you think about that.
He wants me to post some paintings I did back in art school. (1983-85) He recognizes I have taken 20 years off from serious painting, and still he thinks I've improved some how. And he understands my desire to get back into it. As long as he still has food to eat, cable TV and a fast internet connection. :-)
Jeez, I love my kids.
And Constance, if you're out there.... You go girl!