So that (Part One) was last year. This year (meaning 2011 even though we are technically no longer in 2011), images were not as dutifully labeled. Where I can put a name to an image, either through recollection or recognition, I have done so.
You may have noticed that I stopped using a charcoal pencil midway through 2011, as an element in my effort to back off, go soft, go slow, and lighten up. Those seductive, dramatic darks in my earlier drawings probably gives them an unfair advantage in any comparison to graphite drawings.
On the other hand, I really admire the curve of his lips in the 2010 version.
I’m pretty happy with this group of four (wish I could have got Brandeis on the same sheet of paper):
But are they really any better than, say, my Art Garfunkel?
I wish I knew enough to be able to say for sure, one way or another. Truth is, I haven’t a clue. If doing it today I would have darkened the pupils of his eyes, but is that a significant difference? Well, even if it is not all that significant, I guess I will take it. If every year I find a better way to represent one face part, eventually I will get it all together. Just have to live long enough!
Aline Lotter is currently exhibiting:
at the Gallery at 100 Market Street in Portsmouth; at the Sage Gallery in Manchester; at the Hatfield Gallery in Manchester; at the Bartlett Inn in Bartlett; at the Red Jacket Inn in North Conway; and at her studio by appointment. And if you happen to eat at the Bedford Village Inn, check out the painting in the foyer.
Link to website: www.paintingsbyaline.com