Very Slack

25 Apr


Pat 1

I generally don’t paint because it takes for ever. When is a painting ever finished? Printmaking is very much a process, it tends to be time limited so you complete an edition of prints and that’s it. That’s what I like about it. But whenever I start a painting, it just goes on and on. I started this one, a portrait of fellow artist Patti McJones about 5 years ago and finally got it out of the cupboard today to continue working on it. Maybe I’ll finish it over the next few days. I’m using Liquitex Heavy Body acrylic paint onto an unstretched canvas roll. I started by drawing in compressed charcoal and then blocked in the main areas of colour. Then I left it. For half a decade. I guess I’ve been very slack!

13 Responses to “Very Slack”

  1. kestrelart April 28, 2019 at 10:32 #

    I love the pose.

  2. Michael Richards (certainline) April 26, 2019 at 13:55 #

    Wonderful facial expression, Rosie.

  3. Sharon Mann April 26, 2019 at 13:50 #

    So glad you finished and shared this portrait!

    • Rosie Scribblah April 26, 2019 at 17:56 #

      Oh it isn’t finished yet, Sharon, not by a long chalk! Ben working on it again today 😀

      • Sharon Mann April 27, 2019 at 14:56 #

        Keep on, I’ll look forward to the finish. 🙂

  4. Emma Cownie April 26, 2019 at 10:43 #

    Half a decade is pretty slack, Rosie! I love the painting, though!

    • Rosie Scribblah April 26, 2019 at 12:12 #

      HAHA I know! Time just slipped away. I have another three in the same state. I was supposed to be doing a series.

  5. Lois April 25, 2019 at 23:23 #

    I love it! I love the way she’s standing, her expression, her clothes, the colours, the flowers… Just love it!

    • Rosie Scribblah April 26, 2019 at 10:09 #

      Thanks Lois. I love doing the drawing but once I start painting I quickly get bored, it’s just like colouring in.

      • Lois April 26, 2019 at 15:33 #

        Hahahaha!! I could do that… the colouring in bit… I’d have to get someone else to do the drawing!

    • Rosie Scribblah April 26, 2019 at 17:55 #

      hahaha division of labour 😀

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