I'm still flitting between portraits ... my schedule had to be amended because I'm awaiting feedback regarding compositions of a couple of the 'double portraits' one of which has an early December deadline .. so I'm hoping to hear back this evening to enable me to get started tomorrow.
I've just outlined another portrait - a beautiful dog I'm looking forward to starting as soon as the 'humans' are underway/completed
I'm awaiting feedback from the client regarding this portrait of his daughter and her dog
I've also done a little bit more on one of the graphite portraits but am struggling to see the curls in her hair as the photo isn't terribly clear ...
When I had a 'proper job' I had to be ultra-organised as my Office Manager role involved early starts and late finishes frequently. After work I changed into 'horsey' clothes and drove to the stables to ride/groom my horse then home to cook the evening meal (which was normally prepared the day before) and we ate around 8.30pm every night. I didn't watch TV as most evenings were spent drawing or catching up on 'household' stuff.
Now, I don't have to go to the office every day ... but I've obviously slowed up in my 'old age' and struggle to keep on top of things at this time of year with shorter days and lots of Christmas orders to complete. I do think the internet is partly to blame as I always have the BBC news running in the background and listen to the local radio station broadcasting from Corralejo, Fuerteventura so I can join in with the quiz/competitions and keep up with what our friends out there are up to. I'm easily distracted :-)
I did manage to mow the lawns on Friday which was quite an undertaking as the grass was wet and long and full of fallen apples ... but housework has taken a back seat I'm afraid.
This is what my studio looks like at the moment ... I've got four portraits awaiting collection/despatch in the next couple of weeks and several framed pictures which are still propped up against the walls where they were stacked following exhibitions in September/October ... and several boxes of mounts/frames which need to be sorted and tidied away. I'm posting this picture to embarrass me into doing some much needed tidying in the next few days!
Watch this space ..... !!!