Tuesday, May 8, 2012
So the camel addiction cold turkey has finished (how many strangely unmixed metaphors can an English teacher put into one sentence?) with a second visit to Pyndan Camel Tracks, ostensibly to find out the No Name's name (she's called Anna, a veteran of 17 years with Marcus there), and catching them all around at feeding time so got up close and personal with the youngest member (8month old Milo) and his, currently untrained, mum (Mulga, after Mulga Flats where Marcus collected her). It's a kind of a diptych, two square canvasses of the same size so can sit together or separately. Had some fun trying to get the scale approximately right and will enjoy playing around with the family likeness that's really apparent 'in the flesh'.
Also pushing on with the portraits: Lesley after a life session last wednesday, and a bit more with the light and shadow on face and arms of Jim (still not sure where I'm going with the rest of it: almost want to scrub it back to make it more sketchy in the shirt area, but will finish the glazed bits before deciding.