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Tuesday, January 31, 2017

Continuing Hunt 483 on Nick's Birthday!

Sketching in the big book here at my computer, using the facetime camera on my iMac like a mirror for my self portrait sketch.  The idea was not to look so intense.  Usually the concentrating makes the artist look way to serious.  The tilt of the head was to make it more lighthearted.  It just looks lopsided!  The tool was the usual Micron, this one the sepia/brown 005.

Number 5, self portrait - maybe it needed my reading glasses
Number 6, something to drink - I'm getting a bit addicted to these V-8 drinks.

Today is our grandson-in-law's birthday.

Happy, Happy Birthday, Nick! 

He is in Kentucky in his last semester of college getting a degree in engineering.  Yay!  Our granddaughter Christy,  Nick's wife, will graduate as well in engineering.  Nice!   We hope to go to graduation in May.   It will be fun to see the Kentucky families!


Jennifer Rose said...

you don't look intense at all, very happy actually :)

happy birthday to Nick :)

Bag Blog said...

I recognized you right off the bat.

Jo Castillo said...

Jennifer Rose, thanks, I'll pass the wishes to Nick.

Bag Blog, doing a self portrait is about as bad as having a photo taken. Well worse I guess as I concentrated on all the wrinkles trying to decide which fifty to leave out! Gene is like his mom,not many wrinkles. I am like a prune. Oh well, can't change my ancestors!

Joanna said...

I kinda like that self-portrait!

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I Grew up in a small town , Magdalena, New Mexico. I enjoy art and the pleasure other people get from my work. I always donate some of my sales and art to charities, especially for children. That started in Bolivia with Para los Niños. (Link on sidebar) "I cannot pretend to feel impartial about colors. I rejoice with the brilliant ones and am genuinely sorry for the poor browns." -- Winston Churchill


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