pARTied, had a smashing time and no headache to nurse!!!
virtual art pARTy organised and hosted by fellow artists Kim Santini, Linda Shantz .
This simply means one reference pic, one day to produce an inspired piece of work and another day to peek at all the variations on a theme provided by the other participants.
This pARTy's reference picture was provide by photographer Juliet Harrison.
These are great challenges, especially for someone like me who likes to work too slowly.
With such a short dead-line you have to simplify and work loose and ....speed up!
Went for the first thing I saw: the bay horses eye and dilated nostril.
The diagonal composition emerged from there.
Sketched down a few lines (in ink would you believe!) picked up a 2B Derwent and got scribbling on Strathmore Bristol Smooth( 300 series).
Loaded The Killers into the hi-fi and swung into action.
Spent a little too long on the whole process (5 hours) but then again that's what usually happens at a good party right?