With tons of sketchbooks full of ideas, it takes a bit of serendipity to actually decide on a new project for 2015. My best friend's daughter just had a beautiful boy. It's special enough for me to sit down & start doodling. Borrowing from a classic theme, I'm approaching this Madonna & Child with more structure than my informal impressionistic works.
Been refining the composition in a series of sketches. I use parallel strokes & cross hatching to add more life to this quiet study. With my aging eyesight, I wonder if I can still do figure painting.